Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation


The OECD Innovation Strategy

Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow

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 for fostering innovation in people (workers and consumers), in firms and in 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. The result is the formulation of far-reaching policies for innovation using recent research and data. "a thoughtful new report on how governments can do better at spurring and measuring innovation." The Economist

Published on May 28, 2010Also available in: Spanish, French

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Foreword and Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Fostering Innovation
Innovation Trends
Empowering People to Innovate
Unleashing Innovations
Creating and Applying Knowledge
Addressing Global and Social Challenges through Innovation
Improving Governance and Measurement
The Way Forward
Annex A
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