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The OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow

  • Published: May 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 224 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

This book provides a set of principles for fostering innovation in people (workers and consumers), in firms and in government, taking an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring.

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.

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Fostering Innovation: The Policy Challenge
Challenges ahead
Innovation drives long-run economic growth
Key findings and structure of the report
References

Chapter 2. Innovation Trends
New approaches to measuring and analysing innovation
The scope of innovation has broadened
The innovation process is more open
The geography of innovation is expanding
Benefiting from global innovation at the local level
Key findings
Notes
References

Chapter 3. Empowering People to Innovate
Introduction
Human capital is fundamental to growth and innovation
Consumers contribute increasingly to innovation
Entrepreneurial attitudes lead to innovation
Key findings
References

Chapter 4. Unleashing Innovations
Introduction
Strengthening the framework for innovation
Public- and private-sector instruments to facilitate innovation
Entrepreneurship
The role of demand for innovation
Key findings
Notes
References

Chapter 5. Creating and Applying Knowledge
Introduction
Public research is essential to strong innovation performance
An innovation-supporting knowledge infrastructure
Fostering knowledge flows: the role of networks and markets
Unleashing innovation in the public sector is a priority
Key findings
Notes
References

Chapter 6. Addressing Global and Social Challenges through Innovation
Introduction
Addressing climate, health and food security issues
Closing the economic development gap
Strengthening global scientific co-operation
Key findings
References

Chapter 7. Improving Governance and Measurement
Introduction
High-quality governance is essential
STI governance has changed dramatically
STI governance requires improvement
Improving the measurement of innovation
Key findings
References

Chapter 8. The Way Forward
Introduction
The future agenda and way forward

Annex A. Consultation

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