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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 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.
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.
This report explores the characteristics of nanotechnology as it relates to technology convergence i.e. actual instances of the convergence of different technology streams in the research and innovation environments within laboratories and companies. It examines four application areas in which nanotechnology plays a strong role (green packaging, food safety and security, pharmaceuticals and medical devices).
Specific interest in “converging technologies” and “technology convergence” has been growing in scientific, technological and policy circles since the beginning of the 2000s. This report focuses attention on specific instances of technology convergence and the opportunities and challenges they create.
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 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.