The Innovation Imperative

Contributing to Productivity, Growth and Well-Being

Well-timed and targeted innovation boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. But how can governments encourage more people to innovate more of the time? And how can government itself be more innovative? The OECD Innovation Strategy provides a set of principles to spur innovation in people, firms and government. It takes an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring, based on updated research and data.

Published on October 14, 2015Also available in: French


Executive summary
The role of innovation and the rationale for public policy
Innovation today
Fostering talent and skills for innovation
The business environment for innovation
Knowledge creation, diffusion and commercialisation
Effective innovation policies
Applying the framework for innovation
Governance and implementation of innovation policies
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