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  • 29-November-2013

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    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.

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  • 31-October-2013

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    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.

  • 28-October-2013

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    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.

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  • 25-October-2013

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    Policies for Seed and Early Finance: Findings from the 2012 OECD Financing Questionnaire

    This paper highlights the growth in support for financial instruments for seed and early-stage firms across OECD countries. These instruments include grants, loans and guarantee schemes, tax incentives and equity funds. This increased support is linked to the recent financial crisis and the growing concern about young firms’ access to finance.

  • 18-October-2013

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    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.

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  • 14-October-2013

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    Insights Blog: In search of elusive growth - Making the most of R&D tax incentives

    Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation can help, but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

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  • 11-October-2013

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    Privacy Expert Group Report on the Review of the 1980 OECD Privacy Guidelines

    The work of the expert group played an essential role in a process which concluded in July 2013 with the adoption by the OECD Council of the first revisions to the OECD Privacy Guidelines since their original release in 1980. This document identifies a number of issues that were raised but not fully addressed as part of the review process and which could be considered as candidates for possible future study.

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  • 10-octobre-2013

    Français

    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

    English

    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.

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  • 4-October-2013

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    ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models

    The future sustainability of health systems will depend on how well governments are able to anticipate and respond to efficiency and quality of care challenges. Bold action is required, as well as willingness to test innovative care delivery approaches. This book examines the whole new world of possibilities in using mobiles and the Internet to address healthcare challenges.

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