The OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) provides evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and foster sustainable and inclusive knowledge-driven economic growth, strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance, and foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.
The TIP was established by the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) in 1993. The TIP is made up of government officials responsible for science, technology and innovation and meets twice a year. The TIP reports on its work and submits policy recommendations to the CSTP, which acts as a forum for member countries to exchange information and best practices in order to improve science, technology and innovation policy making at the national level.
TIP is open to all OECD member countries and has the participation of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and South Africa. The UN Economic Commission for Europe is a permanent Observer of the TIP since 2016. Other UN agencies including UN Environment Programme and UNCTAD also participate on an ad hoc basis. The voice of business in the TIP is provided by the BIAC while the TUAC represents the view of trade unions.
Aims and scope of work
The core objective of the TIP is to provide evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that:
The TIP provides member countries with: