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The OECD Innovation Strategy

Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow

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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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Foreword and Acknowledgements

In the post-crisis world, and with a still fragile recovery, we are facing significant economic, environmental and social challenges. While no single policy instrument holds all the answers, innovation is the key ingredient of any effort to improve people’s quality of life. It is also essential for addressing some of society’s most pressing issues, such as climate change, health and poverty.

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