OECD Breakfast Series: Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard and Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital
Monday, January 13th, 2014
9:00am - Registration & Coffee
9:30-11:00am - Presentation & Discussion
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2325
Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Alistair Nolan, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry Event
Description: The event presents two major new OECD publications:
Science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship – which foster competitiveness, productivity, and job creation – are key for encouraging sustainable growth. The 260 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard 2013 show how OECD and partner economies are performing in a wide range of areas, helping governments design more effective and efficient policies and monitor progress towards their desired goals. The STI Scoreboard is published every other year, alternately with the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook.
Investment and growth in OECD economies is increasingly driven by knowledge-based capital (KBC) (i.e. non-physical assets such as research and development (R&D), data, software, patents, new organisational processes, firm-specific skills and designs). In some OECD countries, firms now invest as much or more in KBC as they do in physical capital such as machinery, equipment and buildings. A new OECD publication Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation examines the rise of KBC and the challenges created for policymakers, for business and for the ways in which economic activity is measured.
For more of the OECD’s work on science, technology and innovation, please visit: www.oecd.org/sti