Science and technology improves human health but the pressure for faster and larger improvements is increasing in this area. A fundamental starting point for better understanding the impact of innovation on health is the measurement of research and development.
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The strategic importance of a deep and solid culture in science and technology is generally accepted for sustaining the growth of future socio-economic systems. Consequently, great efforts have been made by the most advanced countries to develop ...
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The purpose of the present chapter is to describe the flow of employees into and out of the higher educational system from and into the surrounding economy.
Achieving sustainable development goals at a global level will strongly depend on the rapid development and widespread application of cleaner technologies. But do developing countries have the capacity and motivation to take advantage of cleaner technology options?
What is driving recent growth in OECD countries? Whether or not it is appropriate to speak of a "new economy", innovation and technology play crucial roles.
In the light of increasing importance of issues concerning food safety, the leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised countries and the Ministers invited the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight of Biotechnology and the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds to undertake a study of the implications of biotechnology and other aspects of food safety. The G8 invited OECD experts to report on
Universities are key elements in the science systems in all OECD countries.
This report presents the patterns and main trends of the internationalisation of industrial R&D. It also probes the possible consequences of this phenomenon, which constitutes the most advanced stage in the globalisation process.
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This paper intends to bring the Austrian tip experience to the focus group on 'Cluster Analysis & Cluster Policies' within the OECD National Innovation Systems (NIS) Project. A short and concise demonstration of our activities and perspectives ta...
Modern biotechnology could have an important impact both on the scope of genetic changes that can be made to food organisms and on the range of possible food sources. This publication presents scientific papers and the reports of two expert groups concerned with strategies for establishing the safety of novel foods. Anyone involved in safety evaluations of new foods or food components derived through modern biotechnology will find it