Every two years the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI), under the aegis of its Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP), reviews key global trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) and STI policies. In addition, thanks to the collection of data from a major policy survey circulated to CSTP delegates, the national performance in science and innovation of OECD countries and major emerging economies is put into perspective with the most recent national innovation policy developments.
This review helps synchronise common knowledge on innovation and innovation policies that may have been derived from different analytical approaches. It also builds on work carried out by the CSTP and its Working Parties on innovation policy analysis and innovation measurement, and on the more recent experience gained through the OECD Country Reviews of Innovation Policy.
Generally, the conclusions of these exercises are published in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook. However, 2012 marked a turning point towards a more intensive use of the knowledge accumulated in this process, paving the way to a new generation of coordinated products, including: