Innovation in science, technology and industry

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011: Innovation and Growth in Knowledge Economies


New Edition released in 2015

Published: 20 Sept. 2011
Pages: 204
ISBN: 978-92-64-11165-3



About the STI Scoreboard


This tenth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard analyses the major trends in knowledge and innovation in today’s global economy. With over 180 indicators it presents a policy-oriented review of science, technology, innovation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, People’s Republic of China and South Africa).

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


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Table of contents

  • Summary: download in EnglishFrench or other languages  
  • Chapter 1. Knowledge economies – trends and features:  including productivity and foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics, industrial specialisation, R&D growth, venture capital investment, university and innovation hotspots, scientific collaboration.  
  • Chapter 2. Building knowledge: including new university graduates and doctorate holders by discipline and gender, human resources in science and technology, employment of graduates and doctorate holders, government and business R&D expenditure. 
  • Chapter 3. Connecting to knowledge: including technology-science links and collaboration, international mobility, collaboration in business value chains, technology flows.
  • Chapter 4. Targeting new growth areas: including health innovation, environmental technologies, broadband subscriptions and speeds, biotechnology R&D.
  • Chapter 5. Unleashing innovation in firms: including innovation modes, trademarks, tax incentives for R&D, entrepreneurship. 
  • Chapter 6. Competing in the global economy: including firm size and dynamics, sectoral and technology specialisation, exports and imports, e-commerce, patenting.



How to get the Scoreboard

  • Print edition: Purchase the paperback on the OECD Online Bookshop.
  • Web version: The complete STI Scoreboard is also available on the OECD iLibrary 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.




Country notes

See the "Regional Innovation Mapper" to create custom animated graphs.