Innovation in science, technology and industry

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009


New edition available:

15 December 2009 (web)
January 2010 (print)
Pages: 145
ISBN: 978-92-64-06371-6


About the STI Scoreboard 2009

Highlights (pdf)

Summaries in other languages

Get the book

Scoreboard online version

Country notes


Corrigendum to print edition (pdf)

Previous edition (2007) 


About the Scoreboard

Published every two years in print and on line, the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard brings together internationally comparable indicators. It has become a widely used reference which combines statistical rigour with easy access and readability.

This edition focuses on five key areas:

  • Responding to the economic crisis: venture capital, research and development (R&D) expenditure, researchers, patents, trademarks, productivity and foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics up to the second quarter of 2009.
  • Targeting new growth areas: R&D, patents and scientific publications in key research fields: health, biotechnology, nanotechnology and environmental sciences, access to telecommunication networks, government R&D budget, R&D tax subsidies, and co-operation with innovative firms.
  • Competing in the world economy: international trade by technological intensity, trade in information and communication technology (ICT) goods and services, e-commerce and e-business penetration, activities of multinational firms, non-technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Connecting to global research: international co-operation in R&D, patents and scientific publications among countries and sub-national regions; technological balance of payments; international flows in inventions and doctoral students.
  • Investing in the knowledge economy: new university graduates and doctorate holders by discipline and gender, human resources in science and technology, employment of graduates and doctorate holders, relative earnings by level of education and gender.

The STI Scoreboard is published every other year, in alternance with the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook.



Brief summaries of this edition of the STI Scoreboard are available in the following languages:

English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Spanish | Chinese


How to get the book

The paperback can be ordered via the OECD online bookshop or through the OECD Publishing distributor network.

A here for a corrigendum to the print edition is available.


Online version

The complete STI Scoreboard is also available on line and provides easy access to individual sections and links to the databases used. Spreadsheets containing the data used in the charts and figures are only a click away. Each indicator is also available as an individual pdf.

Click here to access the online Scoreboard.


Country notes

Individual country notes are available for the following countries:






 United Kingdom

 United States


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