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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.
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.
This paper presents the results of the first large-scale data collection conducted in the framework of the OECD/UNESCO Institute for Statistics/Eurostat project on the Careers of Doctorate Holders (CDH).
What are patent families? What is the impact of adopting one definition or another? Are some definitions of patent families better suited than others for certain uses in statistical and economic analysis?
This is the second edition of the technical guidelines used in the framework of the Careers of Doctorate Holders (CDH) project, building on the experience from the first large-scale data collection.
The 2009 edition of STAN Indicators is available. It gathers a wide range of annual indicators for 1970-2008, drawn from STAN for Structural Analysis , STAN Bilateral Trade Database (BTD) and STAN A
Facilitating the mobilisation, sharing, or exchange of patents is important to promote innovation. Analysis of the functions, business models, and activities of IP specialist firms which organise the circulation of patented inventions is the central topic of this research.
What impact has the crisis had on innovation and spending on research and development? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the data and analysis to answer these questions.
The STI Scoreboard illustrates and analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries. It includes the latest figures for R&D, foreign direct investment, risk capital and technology-related trade.
This paper investigates the characteristics, functioning and incidence of pre-emptive patenting, defined as patent filings whose main effect is to hamper the grant of other patents.