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Science, technology and innovation policy

Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy

 

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.

 

Participating countries

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:
 

  • enhance productivity and foster sustainable, knowledge-driven economic growth
     
  • facilitate the creation, diffusion and application of knowledge for both societal and economic goals
     
  • strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance
     
  • promote the creation of highly skilled human capital
     
  • foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.


The TIP provides member countries with:
 

  • Tools and working methods to apply a cross-government and evidence-based approach to the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of innovation and technology policies.
     
  • A venue where innovation policy makers as well as stakeholders (e.g. academics, business, civil society) meet to discuss the current and future issues of innovation and technology policy.
     
  • Information about good practices for benchmarking for helping countries to translate them into concrete policy action.

 

 

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