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Measuring Trade in Value-Added, 16 January 2013 — The OECD and the World Trade Organisation are launching a new database to measure trade flows related to the value-added by a country (labour compensation, taxes and profits) in the production of any exported good or service, rather than just gross trade flows. The OECD Secretary General, WTO Director General, EU Trade Commissioner and New Zealand's Trade Minister will discuss global value chains.
Maximising the Benefits of Knowledge-Based Capital, 13-14 February 2013 — Investment and growth in OECD economies is increasingly driven by knowledge-based capital (KBC) such as data, software, new business models and designs. To promote long-term growth and the jobs of tomorrow, governments must ensure that framework conditions and institutions encourage and enable business investment in KBC.
The Future of Shipbuilding, 29 November 2012 — Participants discussed key trends and challenges facing the shipbuilding industry, as well as some current strategies to support industry competitiveness. They reflected on future possible directions for government policy on shipbuilding.
Patent Statistics for Decision Makers, 28-29 November 2012 — Speakers including OECD's Deputy Secretary General Richard Boucher, WIPO's Director General Francis Gurry, EPO's President Benoît Battistelli and Brazilian INPI's President Avilà, discussed the role of intellectual property rights in fostering innovation and economic growth. Webcast
Knowledge Networks and Markets (KNMs), 26-27 November 2012 — Over 130 participants discussed the role that KNMs play in bringing innovation to the market. Topics included the emergence of open source communities and crowd-sourcing platforms, the rise of IP aggregators, and the use of KNM-based instruments to facilitate innovation for societal goals. Webcast
Innovation for Inclusive Development, 21 November 2012 — Stakeholders and experts met in South Africa to consider the role of innovation in inclusive growth and social development, as well as to start building a network of stakeholders interested in contributing to the forthcoming OECD Project on Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive Development.
Global Forum on Biotechnology, 12 November 2012 — From breakthroughs in cloning to the mapping of the human genome, advances in the life sciences spawn new and emerging disciplines. Yet recent progress has arguably fallen behind expectations. Participants discussed whether developments in the life sciences still align with the promises envisaged 20-30 years ago.
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: October 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: 2013 MCM
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: April 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: September 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: May 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: June 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: March 2013
- OECD news on innovation, science, technology and industry: February 2013