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The main objectives of the panel were to launch the report from Montreal Workshop entitled “Towards the Development of OECD Best Practices for Assessing the Sustainability of Bio-based Products” and to communicate its main conclusions.
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The purpose of the OECD Biotechnology Update is to provide up-to-date information on the diverse activities at OECD related to biotechnology.
This document provides information on current/planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member and non-member countries that attended at the 7th meeting of OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (Paris France, 7-9 July 2010).
The objective of this document, Guidance Manual for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials, is to assist sponsors in the development of Dossier Development Plans (DDPs).
Many governments are working to develop improved methods of distributing public funds for research, in order to raise research quality and support the development of research in strategically important areas.
The key goal of the current work is to identify further means (e.g. international guidelines, policy recommendations) to implement the 2004 OECD Science and Technology Ministers mandate on “Biotechnology for Sustainable Growth and Development” .
This brochure describes the work implemented at OECD on food, feed and environmental safety of modern biotechnology. It is updated regularly and was last updated in October 2010.
In this speech during the launch of the OECD innovation strategy, Angel Gurria noted that more than ever, we need to reboot our economies with a more intelligent type of growth, driven by new start-ups, by the most innovative small SMEs and banks, and more.
“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.”
Well-timed and targeted innovation boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. But how can governments encourage more people to innovate more of the time? And how can government itself be more innovative?