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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

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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.

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Sweden

Sweden has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years. The present government aims to make growth more sustainable, inclusive and green, which will depend in part on Sweden’s future research and innovation performance. The government’s 2012 Research and Innovation Bill (for the period 2013-16) established a more selective, quality-based funding approach, and increased public expenditure on STI over this period by USD 445 million PPP (SEK 4 billion) – or by 15% compared to 2012- which followed a substantial increase of USD 625 million PPP (SEK 5 billion) during 2009–12. In connection to this target was set for for GERD to reach 4% of GDP by 2020. The Bill for 2017–20 was published on November 28 2016, setting the orientation of research and innovation policy and the funding frame for the coming four years (2017-20) and with a perspective towards 2026. and with a perspective towards 2026.

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