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  • 12-November-2014

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    China headed to overtake EU, US in science & technology spending, OECD says

    Squeezed R&D budgets in the EU, Japan and US are reducing the weight of advanced economies in science and technology research, patent applications and scientific publications and leaving China on track to be the world’s top R&D spender by around 2019, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 27-June-2014

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    Smarter research spending would boost French innovation, says OECD

    Encouraging private-sector innovation, making public research institutions more accountable and channelling more funds into the most promising R&D projects would help restore France’s former prowess in science and technology, a new OECD report says.

  • 23-October-2013

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    Innovation: Support for young firms would boost job creation, says OECD

    Young firms play a crucial role in job creation but have missed out on many of the benefits of structural reforms of the past decade in OECD countries.

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  • 10-October-2013

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    Reform R&D tax systems to boost innovation and help young firms, says OECD

    Most OECD governments use tax incentives to encourage businesses to invest in research and development (R&D) to boost innovation and drive economic growth. Others, like China, India and South Africa, are doing the same. But reforming these incentives would give countries a better return on their investment and support young innovative firms that play a crucial role in job creation, according to a new OECD report.

  • 20-September-2013

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    OECD countries address the safety of manufactured nanomaterials

    The OECD has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials.

  • 11-July-2013

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    More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD

    OECD countries must ensure mobile markets remain open and competitive in order to sustain innovation and meet rising demand for data services, according to a new OECD report.

  • 25-February-2013

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    OECD urges countries to harmonise clinical trial regulations to boost medical research and save lives

    Increasingly complex and inconsistent clinical trial regulations are causing delays, raising costs and leading to a decline in the number of international trials conducted by academics for non-commerical purposes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8-June-2011

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    More effective competition and better regulation needed to cut high mobile data roaming costs, says OECD

    Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.

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