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OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: May 2013

 

 

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Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains, 28 May 2013 — International production, trade and investments are increasingly organised across countries via global value chains (GVCs). A new OECD book will examine the policy areas related to the rise of global value chains, accompanied by 40 data-driven country notes covering: participation in GVCs; distribution of value-added; export shares in GVCs; and competitiveness in manufacturing and services. In addition, the OECD is developing new empirical evidence on the emergence and impact of GVCs through a second release of the Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) Database with a broader coverage in terms of countries, years and indicators. 

OECD Forum Session: The 21st Century Production Revolution, 28 May 2013 — The past decades have witnessed a strong trend towards the dispersion of economic activities across countries, with knowledge-based capital (KBC) - such as research, data, software, design and organisational skills - driving value creation, employment and growth. OECD Director for Science, Technology and Industry, Andrew Wyckoff, will set the scene for this OECD Forum session to explore how countries can unlock inclusive and sustainable growth.

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OECD Forum Session: Out with the Old, in with the New, 28 May 2013 — Innovation can reshape entire industries and drive green growth. Indeed, many firms have radically transformed their business models by investing heavily in a range of intangible, knowledge-based assets (data, design and software) to differentiate their products and services. OECD Deputy Director for Science, Technology and Industry, Dirk Pilat, will set the scene for this OECD Forum Session that will highlight examples of firms using radically new and more traditional business models based on investments in knowledge-based capital, and the policies needed for these firms to prosper.

 

Recent releases

OECD Review of Innovation Policy in Southeast Asia24 April 2013 — The Southeast Asian region is one of the most dynamic in the world. A better understanding of its science and technology (S&T) capabilities helps countries to ‘move up the value chain’ and enhances mutually beneficial co-operation with OECD economies. This book provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of Southeast Asian countries’ capacity in S&T and innovation. 

Knowledge-based Start-ups in Mexico, 15 April 2013 — This report evaluates the performance of the knowledge-based sector in Mexico and recommends ways to improve the financing, creation and expansion of innovative knowledge-based start-ups. 

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Exploring Data-Driven Innovation as a New Source of Growth, 18 April 2013 — Data continues to be a valuable asset for stimulating innovation and productivity. This report explores the potential of data and data analytics to contribute to economic growth and well-being in sectors such as online advertisement, health care, utilities, logistics and transport and public administration. It identifies areas where coherent public policies and practices for data collection, transport, storage, provision and use are needed to unlock the potential of big data. 

Biotechnology for the Environment in the Future, 10 April 2013 — This report examines policy developments in environmental biotechnology and industrial biotechnology. Policies in environmental biotechnology focus on landfill taxation and risk assessment, whereas policies in industrial biotechnology include the emerging fields of biofuels, biobased chemicals and bioplastics.

 Recent events

Creating Markets from Research Results6-7 May 2013 — Around 300 senior representatives of industry, academia and government, including OECD Deputy Secretary-General Yves Leterme (pictured right) gathered at a two-day conference to examine how to create markets out of research results. The conference - jointly organised by the OECD, the European Patent Office and the Technische Universität München - focused on how to better exploit scientific knowledge by fostering solid management of intellectual property (IP) in universities, and on strengthening collaboration between academia and industry.

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Launch of Scientific Collections International, 16 April 2013 — Scientific collections constitute the fundamental research infrastructure for many disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, biodiversity, biomedicine, earth and planetary sciences and technology. Scientific Collections International (SciColl) is a new international network devoted to promoting interdisciplinary research that relies on scientific collections. Under the aegis of the OECD Global Science Forum, SciColl members signed a memorandum of understanding to signify their commitment to international co-ordination and collaboration among scientific collections.

 

 

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