The OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) provides evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and foster sustainable and inclusive knowledge-driven economic growth; strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance and foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.
The Working Party currently looks at the topics of R&D as a policy target, Co-creation and Innovation Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. It recently concluded the 2-year projects on Digital and Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer with the publication of the reports "Digital Innovation: Seizing Policy Opportunities" and "University-Industry Collaboration: New Evidence and Policy Options" and more than 20 case study contributions.
The TIP was established by the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) in 1993. It is made up of government officials and country experts responsible for science, technology and innovation and meets twice per year.
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The TIP Working Party is organising, in the fall of 2020, a series of online talks and discussions to support science, technology and innovation policy makers in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. Speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise will share their perspectives on policy solutions to pressing as well as longer-term challenges, stimulating out-of-the-box thinking and exchanges.
The TIP talks and discussions, organised in the context of TIP's ongoing projects, are open to policy makers, practitioners and experts who are interested in the impacts of Covid-19 on science and innovation systems and policy responses. To register to the talks, please send an email to Celia Valeani (Celia.Valeani@oecd.org) putting Caroline Paunov (Caroline.Paunov@oecd.org) in copy.
Next TIP talks and discussions:
What role does technology play in building resilience to systems shocks? (2 October 2020, 13h00 - 14h30 CET)
Learning about the Future with Scenarios: Innovation in a post-Coronavirus World (7 October 2020, 14h00- 15h30 CET)
How to co-create successfully? Developing lessons from the TIP co-creation case studies (15 October 2020, 11h00 - 12h30 CET)
1. How can institutions foster successful co-creation initiatives?
2. What are the best ways to engage civil society in co-creation initiatives?
3. In what ways has Covid-19 impacted ongoing co-creation initiatives and/or led to the creation of new co-creation initiatives ?
The shifting geography of innovation: Funding for innovation in times of Covid-19 (29 October, 14h00 - 15h30 CET)
What's next for STI policies in times of the Covid-19 and after? A perspective from Sweden (12 November, 14h00 - 15h30 CET)
Information about upcoming TIP talks and discussions will be regularly updated in this website.
OECD-TIP CURRENT PROJECTS (2019-2020)
This project explores the relationship between aggregate national R&D performance and disparities at the regional, sectoral and firm levels, as well as the relevance of R&D intensity targets in a context of digital and AI-driven innovation. The project provides practical policy guidance to countries.
This project explores the distinctive characteristics and policy implications of co-creation - the process of joint knowledge creation between industry, research and possibly other stakeholders. An interactive policy toolkit will facilitate the exchange of policy best practices in fostering knowledge transfer and co-creation.
This project supports countries in reconciling their innovation and inclusive and sustainable development agendas. It explores new policy practices, promotes exchange across countries and provides practical policy recommendations.