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This workshop on 11-12 November 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland will provide an international forum to discuss the challenges and barriers to the development of disease-modifying treatments and diagnostics for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
The next OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy (GFKE) will take place on 2-3 October 2014 in Tokyo on the topic of data-driven innovation for a resilient society.
The overarching theme of the 2014 Global Forum, to be held in Tokyo on 2 and 3 October, is data-driven innovation for a resilient society. It will focus on the collection and use of data throughout the economy and society for enhanced growth and well-being.
Despite large and growing investments in knowledge and innovation, productivity growth in many countries has slowed in recent years. At the same time, the urgent need for more rapid innovation (including its uptake and diffusion) in several key areas, such as in environment. This joint OECD-NBER workshop on 25-26 September 2014 will bring together academic experts to consider these challenges.
Several OECD countries have published their plans for the development of a future bioeconomy, in which bio-based materials and production techniques will contribute significantly to economic and environmental sustainability. The case for support for bio-based chemicals and plastics therefore warrants serious attention.
The AMNE database presents detailed data on the activities of foreign affiliates in OECD countries (inward and outward activity of multinationals). The data indicate the increasing importance of foreign affiliates in the economies of host countries, particularly in production, employment, value added, research and development, labour compensation and exports.
The OECD is undertaking extensive analysis on the role of data in promoting innovation, growth and well-being within its horizontal project on New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital.
The OECD Global Forum on Development was held on 2 July 2014 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. One of the Forum sessions focused specifically on the Innovation for Inclusive Growth project.
The OECD is present at the Internet Governance Forum 2014 and presenting its most recent work on the Internet economy in a number of sessions.
Cloud computing has become a platform for innovation. This paper looks at how the cloud changes the way computing is carried out, and evaluates the benefits, challenges and economic and environmental impacts. It discusses the policy issues raised and the role of governments and other stakeholders in addressing them.