Digital Innovation

Seizing Policy Opportunities

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This report discusses how the digital transformation – digital technologies, data and software, AI-based analytics and other advances – is changing innovation processes and outcomes. It highlights the general trends across the economy and factors behind sector-specific dynamics, including increasing use of data as a key input for innovation, the expanding possibilities for experimentation offered by virtual simulation, 3D printing and other digital technologies, and the growing focus on services innovation enabled by digital technologies.

In view of such changes, this report evaluates how innovation policies should adapt to foster innovation and inclusive development in the digital age, and identifies priority areas for policy action. It also explores novel innovation policy approaches implemented by countries to foster digital technology adoption and collaborative innovation.



Reader’s guide

This short report presents a synthesis of the main outcomes of the OECD TIP Working Party’s Digital and Open Innovation project (2017-18). It targets in particular policy makers, and contains the project’s main findings and policy recommendations. The report is part of a broad range of materials produced in the course of the project – including three policy papers, a number of country case studies and contributions, and four brochures summarising the discussions of each of the project workshops.


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