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OECD Innovation Strategy

CREATED ON 04 Jun 2010

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At its annual Ministerial Meeting on 27 and 28 May 2010, the OECD launched its Innovation Strategy.

The Strategy has been the most prominent horizontal project of the OECD, drawing from intelligence, projects and activity of the organisation over the last three years. The OECD Innovation Strategy will be influential in broadening the notion of innovation. It was also designed as a timely and forward looking response to the economic crisis. The Innovation Strategy hence strongly advocates for intelligent recovery and a large scale structural shift towards knowledge-intensive growth in industrialised societies and economies.

The OECD Innovation Strategy has already been criticised for not sufficiently stressing, in its main text, the eminence of the knowledge triangle and the interaction with strong science/research and education bases to bring innovation to the fore. However, the Strategy will, over the next months, entail a series of publications, designed to get closer to defining the nature of innovation, to finding indicators for its measurement, and to identifying those fields that need investment to make the system more prone to innovation.

More detailed information can be found on the OECD website.

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