Science and technology

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015

Innovation for growth and society

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Published on October 19, 2015

Also available in: French


Science, technology and innovation foster competitiveness, productivity and growth. Over 200 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard show how OECD and major non-OECD economies are starting to move beyond the crisis, increasingly investing in the future.
The charts and underlying data in the OECD STI Scoreboard 2015 are available for download and selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition.


Reader's guide
Executive summary
Data sources
Knowledge economies: Trends and features3 chapters available
The growth and jobs challenge
The new geography of innovation and growth
Science and innovation today
Investing in knowledge, talent and skills10 chapters available
Investment in knowledge
Higher education and basic research
Science and engineering
Doctorate holders
Research excellence
Organisational capital
Firm-specific training
Public sector intangibles
Skills in the digital economy
Connecting to knowledge10 chapters available
International mobility of highly skilled individuals
Scientists on the move
Excellence in scientific collaboration
Open access to research
Research across borders
Science and technology links
Inventions across borders
International markets for knowledge
Open innovation
Collaboration on innovation
Unlocking innovation in firms10 chapters available
Business R&D
Top R&D players
ICT and innovation
Mixed modes of innovation
New-to-market innovation
The IP bundle
Registered designs
R&D tax incentives
Demand and support for innovation
Policy environment for innovation
Competing in the global economy10 chapters available
R&D specialisation
E-business uptake
Start-up dynamics
Creative by design
Technological advantage
Participation in global value chains
Trade and jobs
Service-manufacturing linkages
Industry global value chains
Global consumption patterns
Empowering society with science and technology10 chapters available
Enabling connectivity
Online devices and applications
Digital natives
Internet users
User sophistication
E-consumers across borders
E-government use
R&D for social challenges
Enabling technologies
Public perceptions of science and technology
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19/10/2015 - Countries should step up their investment in long-term R&D to develop frontier technologies that will reshape industry, healthcare and communications and provide urgently needed solutions to global challenges like climate change, according to a new OECD report.
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