OECD Scoreboard Focuses on Innovation
The complete OECD Science, Technology andIndustry Scoreboard 2009
is now availablefree online. Scoreboard’s more than 200 internationally comparable qualityindicators provide data and analysis about trends shaping science andinnovation, and answer important policy questions such as: What impact has thecrisis had on innovation and spending on research and development? How caninnovation help to solve environmental and social threats? How are countriestackling these challenges?
Topics covered include:
- Responding to the economic crisis: R&D spending, venture capital, patents and trademarks, and employment;
- Targeting new growth areas: health and biotechnology R&D and patents, government R&D spending and tax policies;
- Competing in the world economy: international trade, innovation within companies, and entrepreneurship.
- Connecting to global research: international co-operation in science and research, R&D funding from abroad, and internationalisation of R&D;
- Investing in the knowledge economy: university graduates, human resources in science and technology, and employment of doctoral graduates.
Two-page summaries are available for Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition to data for OECD countries, theScoreboard provides a broad range of statistics for other major economies suchas China, India, Israel and the Russian Federation.