The Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) is hosting a series of STIO 2020 thematic webinars to build momentum prior to the release of the 2020 edition at a high level virtual debate on 23 November 2020. Further webinars will be organised in November and December 2020.
COLLABORATIVE PLATFORMS FOR PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND HEALTH RESILIENCE - FUTURE DIRECTIONS - 14 December 2020 (12:00-15:45 Paris time)
As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, diverse collaborative platforms across countries and multiple sectors have emerged for vaccine development and other products for pandemic preparedness. These innovation platforms are sites of convergence, i.e. they bring together diverse actors, disciplines and technologies to generate new knowledge and innovation.
Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation webinar series, this BNCT virtual workshop brings together leaders from some of the major collaborative platforms for pandemic readiness, as well as experts in intellectual property rights and relevant converging technologies. These speakers will explore how these novel approaches to collaboration across the public, private and non-profit sector can be sustained and how they might carry lessons for building greater health resilience in the future. Questions will focus on how intellectual property and data-sharing approaches can best promote medical advances, sustainability, and an equitable distribution of products.
REDUCING THE PRECARITY OF RESEARCH CAREERS - 26-27 November 2020 (11:00-15:30 Paris time)
The project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers is part of the programme of work of the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF), Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation.
This workshop is organised by GSF and the Observatory for Research and Scientific Careers of the Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS, French Community of Belgium. It is part of a series of events related to the Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook, 2020 (STIO 2020). The aim of these events is to bring together different stakeholders to discuss the challenges and needs identified in STIO 2020 and to inform OECD STI work on the research workforce over the next biennium.
STI OUTLOOK 2020 HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE - 23 November 2020 (12:00-15:30 Paris time)
Nine months into the pandemic: What did we learn and how will this affect the future of Science and Innovation policies?
Science, technology and innovation are still at the centre of policy action. We should celebrate this unprecedented mobilisation, but also recognise and act upon weak spots the crisis has brought to the surface. The current pandemic is a wake-up call for all and an opportunity for STI policy makers, institutions and businesses to embed sustainability in their future actions.
MOBILISING SCIENCE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 - Wednesday 21 October 2020 (11:30-15:30 Paris time)
STI POLICY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY - Monday 5 October 2020 (12:00-16:00 Paris time)
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> Introduction STI policy in times of uncertainty (Alessandra Colecchia)
> S&T policymaking in times of uncertainty and crisis: opportunity for transformative change? (Sylvia Schwaag Serger)
> STI policy in times of uncertainty (Michael Keenan)
> International STI cooperation and mobility in the emerging global (dis)order? (E. William Colglazier)
With following the publication of the 2018 edition of the Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook (STIO), attention is now busy preparating of the 2020 edition. The STIO is a flagship publication overseen by the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) with the purpose of reporting on the latest trends and issues relevant to STI policy.
The 2020 edition of the STI Outlook has a dual format: first, a set of topic webpages, progressively launched and updated throughout the year; and second, a publication in book format, scheduled for release in November 2020.
Recent publications can be found here: