The OECD Innovation Strategy
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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.

For more information about the OECD Innovation Strategy, see www.oecd.org/innovation/strategy.

"a thoughtful new report on how governments can do better at spurring and measuring innovation."  -The Economist

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Publication Date :
28 May 2010
DOI :
10.1787/9789264083479-en
 
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Addressing Global and Social Challenges through Innovation You do not have access to this content

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OECD
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165–188
DOI :
10.1787/9789264083479-8-en

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This chapter examines a number of global challenges currently facing governments: including addressing climate change, meeting global health issues and bridging the gaps in economic development. Innovation is crucial to tackling these public challenges and a mix of policy instruments may be necessary to reach sustainable solutions. The chapter therefore discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral international cooperation strategies as well as the need for more concerted approaches to accelerate technology development and diffusion.
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