The focus at the OECD on industrial biotechnology is to identify the potential contribution of biotechnology to sustainable growth and development, and identify and appraise policy options for supply and demand side interventions that can drive efficient transition towards bio-based economy.
This comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of South Africa focuses on the role of government, and provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies.
The conference, to be held in Dublin on 2 November 2007, will focus upon the emerging discipline of nanotoxicology and its implications to the broader nanotechnology community. Particular emphasis will be given to the food, environment and medical sectors. The conference will bring together a number of international leaders in the area of nanotoxicology and represents the first conference on this novel topic to be held in Ireland. It
Bilingual (English/Spanish) final report on the OECD peer review of Spain’s “policy mix” for research and innovation policies.
Genetics is playing an increasingly important role in health care. New technical advances and information deriving from human genome research are changing health care practices and the economics of healthcare provision.
This paper aims to capture current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO).
This report presents the outcome of discussions held by the OECD member countries, together with a number of key partner countries, under the auspices of an expert Task Force established by the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology.
Les gouvernements doivent travailler plus étroitement avec les entreprises et renforcer leur action répressive face au gonflement des échanges mondiaux de produits contrefaits et piratés, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
Cet examen évalue la gouvernance du système d’innovation luxembourgeois et suggère les réformes de nature à assurer que l’accroissement de l’effort budgétaire en faveur de la R-D produise les bénéfices économiques et sociaux escomptés.
The Royal Society organised a workshop that brought together international academic experts and members of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPNM). This report summarises the main issues discussed during the workshop.