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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - January 2009Including events (upcoming and recent), new publications and recent reports.
The impact of biotechnologies on medical research is intensifying. Because of new highly performing technologies, we are better able to understand and explore disease and drug mechanisms, which in turn could lead to major changes in the approach of patient care.
The STI Outlook uses the latest available data and indicators to review key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies.
The aim of the 2008 OECD Roundtable on Consumer Product Safety was to examine consumer product safety trends and challenges at both domestic and international levels.
In November 2007 the Working Party on Biotechnology established a new Task Force on Biomedicine and Health Innovation. The Task Force was asked to develop a Synthesis Report of the main policy messages that emerged from OECD work related to innovation and health.
This publication assesses the current status of Hungary’s innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities.
Businesses are increasingly internationalising their innovation activities and working with external partners. This publication examines what drives companies to collaborate on R&D with international partners and how global networks fit into overall business strategies.
Governments and industry reviewed and discussed current steel and steel-related raw material market developments, taking into account the consequences of the financial crisis presently hitting the world economy. The workshop built a broader understanding of the raw material markets and explored ways and means to improve the functioning of these markets to ensure a secure, predictable and accessible supply of steel raw materials while
This publication discusses the dimensions, significance and policy implications of international flows of human resources in science and technology (HRST) and aims to extend understanding of the dimensions of HRST mobility, particularly of scientists, engineers and researchers.
Description of the items discussed at the 106th Session of the WP6 meeting held in July 2008.