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The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements is overburdening patent offices and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.
This toolkit aims to provide a practical starting point for businesses around the world to improve the efficiency of their production processes and products enabling them to contribute to sustainable development and green growth.
This global forum, to be held in Paris on 12-13 September 2011, will explore the role that science and innovation policies should play in fostering growth and sustainable development and in improving the quality of life.
This book draws on work on green innovation across several parts of the OECD to show how it can drive sustainable growth and job creation. It explores policy actions for the deployment of new technologies and innovations as they emerge.
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This report discusses ways in which both the public and private sectors are seeking to evolve from an “own and protect” model of intellectual property into an era of “own and share”, where value accrues not just to the initial owner of IP, but also to larger society as a whole.
We must reboot our economies with a more intelligent type of growth, driven by new start-ups, innovative small and medium enterprises. We need new ideas, new business models, greener technologies but we also need new skills. Thus, innovation go hand in hand with education and knowledge.
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Workshop No. 91 held by the OECD on 27-30 September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.
This report on the shipbuilding industry in Turkey is one of a series studies covering various OECD countries and non-OECD economies, and has been prepared to inform OECD’s Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6) on the status and future prospects of that industry.
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The “High North”/Barents Area workshop explored the future opportunities and challenges facing the development of strategic transport infrastructures in the northerly regions of Finland and Sweden and some of the other countries in this area.
There is widespread consensus that the openness of the Internet has been a key factor in stimulating innovation and economic growth.