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This document provides a snapshot of the latest available internationally comparable data on patents. The indicators presented are specifically designed to reflect recent trends in inventive activities across a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries.
Bringing together over 200 internationally comparable quality indicators to explore the progress of national innovation strategies and recent developments in science, technology and industry.
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The 2006 edition OECD Biotechnology Statistics includes data for 23 OECD countries and two observer countries, plus China (Shanghai), and takes a major step forward in improving the comparability of biotechnology indicators among countries.
In order to foster innovation in their countries, governments first need to be able to measure it. But what means do they have at their disposal? The Oslo Manual provides them with the essential methodological guidelines.
This framework is intended to provide the basis for statistical compilation work within OECD member countries and those non-member countries wishing to adopt the standards.
This document sets out the provisional, single definition and list-based definitions of biotechnology.
The S&T Statistical Compendium 2004 looks at the state of science and technology in the OECD across four broad dimensions: innovation and R&D; human resources in science and technology (HRST); patents; and other areas (ICT, globalisation, industrial structure).