Governments worldwide increasingly rely on tax incentives in addition to direct support measures (e.g. grants) to promote R&D in firms and encourage innovation and economic growth. The OECD has developed experimental methodologies and a detailed database on R&D tax incentives with the latest indicators on the cost and information on the design and scope of R&D tax incentives.
The OECD is working with member and non-member economies to review policies to promote open science and to assess their impact on research and innovation.
The increasing prominence of the digital economy has been requiring competition authorities to devote more and more of their time to intellectual property-intensive and high technology industries. Digital Economy has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.
Connected devices and appliances offer added convenience but also bring potential risks such as data privacy and cybersecurity threats, limitations on interoperability, complex supply chains and liability regimes, and product safety. Developing effective responses to the consumer protection issues that arise from the "smart home" will be an ongoing challenge.
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The digital transformation has positive impacts on productivity for many firms, but has not yet translated into stronger productivity growth at the economy-wide level. This background report for the March 2018 G7 Innovation Ministers' meeting focuses on the impacts of digital transformation on jobs and productivity.
Report identifies the global trends in government innovation and includes 10 in-depth case studies to illustrate the 3 key trends: identity, systems approaches and enablers, and inclusiveness and vulnerable populations.
This paper presents new cross-country descriptive evidence on innovative start-ups and related venture capital investments drawing upon Crunchbase, a new dataset that is unprecedented in terms of scope and comprehensiveness. The analysis employs a mix of different statistical techniques.
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In order to support G20 countries in their efforts to implement the Roadmap, at the request of the 2017 G20 German Presidency the OECD has produced this report, which focuses on three key areas for policy action.