Intensified global competition has forced companies to innovate and develop commercially viable products and services faster. This report brings together the empirical evidence on the internationalisation of business research and development.
OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials has launched a “sponsorship programme” in which countries will share the testing of specific nanomaterials (MNs) at its 3rd meeting (November 2008). Much valuable information on the safety of MNs can be derived by testing a representative set for human health and environmental safety. In launching this “sponsorship programme” the Working Party agreed a priority list of MNs for
Current Developments and Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held on 28-30 November 2007)
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Intellectual assets are central to value creation, economic growth and competitiveness in a modern economy. Building on these issues, this brochure provides an integrated perspective on recent OECD work covering three dimensions: macro, regional and firm-level.
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This report sheds light on ways to get the right mix of innovation policies in Poland.
This Programme of Work on Manufactured Nanomaterials 2006-2008 was agreed in September 2006 September by OECD’s Chemicals Committee. To implement this work the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) was established. The Terms of Reference for the WPMN are found in Annex II.
Over the last decade, Chile has been the most successful Latin American country in reducing the per capita income gap compared to the advanced countries. Chile now needs to further strengthen some institutional pillars of an efficient market-oriented economy, notably its innovation system.
Bringing together over 200 internationally comparable quality indicators to explore the progress of national innovation strategies and recent developments in science, technology and industry.
The focus at the OECD on industrial biotechnology is to identify the potential contribution of biotechnology to sustainable growth and development, and identify and appraise policy options for supply and demand side interventions that can drive efficient transition towards bio-based economy.
This comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of South Africa focuses on the role of government, and provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies.