An OECD workshop hosted by Canada will be held on July 23-24, 2009 in Montréal, Québec immediately after the 6th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-processing to discuss progress over the past 5 years in the methodologies used for sustainability assessment of bio-based products.
In recent years, the need to address social and environmental challenges has grown in urgency. Climate change, energy supply and security, agriculture and food security, and water are some of the global challenges that have received increasing attention of the highest political level.
Examples of research collaboration on climate change, food security, energy, and infectious diseases help demonstrate the potential that some key global challenges can be addressed through enhanced international STI co-operation.
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This workshop will focus on collaborative mechanisms such as IP clearinghouses, patent pools, model/framework agreements, IP exchanges and auctions, and other forms of innovation partnerships. Several initiatives to be presented at the workshop have garnered international attention.
Speech by OECD Deputy Secretary-General Pier Carlo Padoan at the INCOM Workshop on Innovation and Growth Policy in the EU, Prague, 22-23 January 2009
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Summary and conclusions of a seminar held at the OECD on 16 February 2009.
This workshop will examine ways in which knowledge contributes to innovation, especially in developing countries.
The impact of biotechnologies on medical research is intensifying. Because of new highly performing technologies, we are better able to understand and explore disease and drug mechanisms, which in turn could lead to major changes in the approach of patient care.
This conference will consider innovation in the software sector from business and economic perspectives, taking into account the factors that drive innovation, including key framework conditions.
This symposium will be held on 23rd April 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. A two-day OECD WPMN meeting - OECD Workshop on the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials - will follow this event to discuss the sponsorship programme for the testing of manufactured nanomaterials.