Science and technology policy


  • Open Science

    Open science commonly refers to efforts to make the output of publicly funded research more widely accessible in digital format to the scientific community, the business sector, or society more generally. Open science is the encounter between the age-old tradition of openness in science and the tools of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that have reshaped the scientific enterprise and require a critical look from policy makers seeking to promote long-term research as well as innovation.

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  • Science Advice

    Science advice plays an increasing role in the formulation of policy. Governments require scientific evidence in a wide range of situations, from long-term policy development through to urgent crisis management.

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  • OECD Space Forum

    The Forum aims to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the growing space sector worldwide, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance and potential impacts for the larger economy.

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STI Measurement Brochure

Measuring Science, Technology and Innovation

Sound measurement is crucial for better policies in science, technology and innovation. Experimentation with metrics based on new tools and data, or new ways of using existing data, are needed to provide insights into emerging areas of policy interest, provoke debate and move the measurement agenda forward.


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OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators

Ghent, Belgium, 19-21 September 2016

Every 10 years the OECD Blue Sky Forum engages the policy community, data users and providers into an open dialogue to review and develop its long-term agenda on science, technology and innovation (STI) data and indicators. This event is an open and unconstrained discussion on evidence gaps in science and innovation and on initiatives the international community can take to address data needs in this area.

News and publications


High Level Event on the Knowledge Triangle: Enhancing the contributions of Higher Education and Research Institutions to Innovation
September 2016


The Ocean Economy in 2030
April 2016

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Creating our Common Future through Science, Technology and Innovation
Ministerial Meeting of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy 
Daejon, Korea, 20-21 October 2015