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  • 13-September-2012

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    Innovation: Economic crisis and weak outlook hit R&D, says OECD

    Business spending on research and development has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with nearly all OECD countries seeing a fall in investment which could impact innovation and long-term growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 23-November-2011

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    Education: OECD launches creative education project to help revitalise Japan's Tohoku region

    The OECD has launched an initiative with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Fukushima University and local schools for students in the Tohoku region to create and organise an event that will showcase the country’s recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake.

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  • 20-September-2011

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    Science and technology: falling patent quality hits innovation, says OECD

    The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements is overburdening patent offices and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    Russia should boost innovation to drive economic growth, says OECD

    Russia should increase protection of intellectual property, strengthen competition and invest more in research and development to boost innovation and entrepreneurship across its economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-October-2010

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    E-Leaders are at the core of public sector reforms for cash-strapped governments, says OECD

    The OECD convened the 2010 E-Leaders Meeting on 11-12 October in Brussels, Belgium as part of continuing efforts to help member countries plan and implement their e-government strategies.

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  • 27-May-2010

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    Economics: Innovation central to boosting growth and jobs

    “Knowledge is the main driver of today’s global economy,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Innovation Strategy in Paris. “Countries need to harness innovation and entrepreneurship to boost growth and employment. This is the key to a sustainable rise in living standards.”

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  • 11-August-2009

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    Mobile phone calls lowest in Finland, Netherlands and Sweden, says OECD report

    Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Communications Outlook. The highest were found in Canada, Spain and the United States.

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  • 8-June-2009

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    The bioeconomy is key to tackling many future global challenges, says OECD

    A new OECD report, The Bioeconomy to 2030: Designing a Policy Agenda, examines the role of biotechnology in the global economy over the next two decades and outlines policies that could maximize its benefits.

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  • 9-September-2008

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    Soaring student numbers pose funding and quality challenges for universities in OECD countries

    With more and more high-school graduates going on to university, governments face tough decisions on funding and quality standards to ensure that their education systems respond adequately to booming demand for degrees, a new OECD publication shows.

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  • 4-June-2007

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    OECD calls on governments to clamp down on counterfeiting

    Governments should work more closely with companies and strengthen enforcement to fight the rising global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, according to a new OECD report.

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