OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

image of OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

The fully revamped and re-titled OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook is a biennial publication that aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, the report provides comparative analysis of new policies and instruments being used in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies (including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa) to boost the contribution of science and innovation to growth and to global and social challenges. In this edition, detailed country and policy profiles are available on line.

English French, Spanish



Canada is the world’s tenth-largest economy, an export-led economy, and a global leader in energy and natural resources markets. Challenging external economic conditions and the decline of global crude oil prices since mid-2014 have weighed on Canada’s economic performance and growth prospects. Economic growth is projected to increase gradually in 2016 and 2017 as the natural resources sector slowly regains momentum. However, shifts in the markets for global natural resources and energy call for a diversification of the Canadian economy. In October 2015, the federal government committed to developing an Innovation Agenda that would reshape how Canada supports innovation and growth. Commitments were made to expand support for business innovation networks and clusters, promote the clean technology sector and the adoption of clean technologies, and increase funding to support innovation and growth-oriented firms. In June 2016, the federal government launched a consultation on the development of an Inclusive Innovation Agenda. This engagement focuses on six inter-related action areas: promoting an entrepreneurial and creative society; supporting global science excellence; building world-leading clusters and partnerships; growing companies and accelerating clean growth; competing in a digital world; and improving the ease of doing business.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error