Publications & Documents

  • 11-December-2013


    Commercialising Public Research: New Trends and Strategies

    This report describes recent trends in government and institutional level policies to enhance the transfer and exploitation of public research. It also benchmarks a set of countries, universities and public research institutions based on both traditional and new indicators.

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  • 29-November-2013


    Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

    This paper presents the findings of a survey of 25 countries. It provides a snapshot of current national or regional policy and research programmes designed to stimulate the growth of nanotechnology applications in diverse sectors of the economy while addressing the potential risks and the ethical and social challenges the technology might raise.

  • 31-October-2013


    Revision of the Frascati Manual

    Since 1962, the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) has been responsible for developing and updating the Frascati Manual, the OECD guidelines for measuring R&D. This page provides some background and invites feedback in view of the Manual's next revision.

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  • 28-October-2013


    Policies for Bioplastics in the Context of a Bioeconomy

    This paper explores the development of the bioplastics sector and its role in national bioeconomy strategies. It finds that bioplastics are at a disadvantage compared to some other biobased products, notably biofuels, that often benefit from preferential treatment. It also notes that greater efforts are needed at the international level as regards standards to avoid creating barriers to international trade in biobased products.

  • 23-octobre-2013


    Innovation : Soutenir les jeunes entreprises stimulerait la création d’emplois, selon l’OCDE

    Les jeunes entreprises jouent un rôle crucial dans la création d’emplois. L’amélioration des marchés des produits, du travail et des capitaux et une réforme du droit de la faillite leur permettraient de favoriser la croissance de l’emploi et de soutenir la reprise économique, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.

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  • 18-October-2013


    How Innovation is Changing Europe

    Interview with Andrew W. Wyckoff, OECD Director for Science, Technology and Industry on how to drive forward innovation and digital advancement.

  • 10-octobre-2013


    Il faut réformer les régimes fiscaux en faveur de la R‑D afin de stimuler l’innovation et d’aider les jeunes entreprises, selon l’OCDE

    La plupart des pays de l’OCDE ont recours aux incitations fiscales pour encourager les entreprises à investir dans la recherche‑développement, dans l’optique de stimuler l’innovation et la croissance économique. Il en est de même dans d’autres pays comme la Chine, l’Inde et l’Afrique du Sud.

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  • 10-October-2013


    New sources of growth: Knowledge-based capital

    In many OECD countries, investment in intangible assets is growing rapidly. In some cases this investment matches or exceeds investment in traditional capital such as machinery, equipment and buildings.

  • 20-septembre-2013


    Les pays de l’OCDE s’intéressent à la sécurité des nanomatériaux manufacturés

    L’OCDE recommande à ses pays membres de suivre les régimes de réglementation des produits chimiques en vigueur aux niveaux international et national pour gérer les risques associés aux nanomatériaux manufacturés.

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  • 10-September-2013

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    Report of the International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology

    Governments have a fiscal and social responsibility to ensure that limited research and development resources are used wisely and cost-effectively in support of social, economic, and scientific aspirations. Countries that wish to promote the continued responsible development of nanotechnology will, however, need quantitative data on the economic impact of nanotechnology to guide further investment and policy decisions.

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