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Science, technology and innovation foster competitiveness, productivity and growth. Over 200 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard show how OECD and major non-OECD economies are starting to move beyond the crisis, increasingly investing in the future. The charts and underlying data in the OECD STI Scoreboard 2015 are available for download and selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition. 

19 October 2015 - Countries should step up their investment in long-term R&D to develop frontier technologies that will reshape industry, healthcare and communications and provide urgently needed solutions to global challenges like climate change, according to a new OECD report.
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Published: October 2015

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Science and Research Today

Faced with major economic, societal and environmental challenges at a time when budgets are under pressure, policy makers look for evidence to help them guide efforts to ensure investments in science and research help improve people’s lives. This briefing note aims to provide an overview of recent OECD indicator-based evidence on the state of science and research today. These indicators raise further questions that are the subject of ongoing analytical work within OECD and the broader community engaged in the study of science policy.


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Korea Press Note
19 October 2015

Thanks to robust skills and investment in R&D, Korea is leading in the development of frontier technologies with potential to transform production processes, stimulate the entry of new firms, and the launch of ground-breaking products and applications, according to a new OECD report.
The Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015 finds that over the past 20 years, Korean R&D spending as a share of GDP has doubled to reach one of the highest levels in the OECD area, at 4.15% in 2013, compared to an OECD average of 2.4%. Press Release 

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