The OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) provides evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and support sustainable and inclusive growth; strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance; and support 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 previously concluded 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", as well as 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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17-18 June 2021: 57th TIP Working Party meeting
TIP talks and discussions 2020: "STI policy in times of Covid-19"
TIP virtual workshop, 17 & 24 June 2020 on "Science, technology and innovation in times of Covid-19: What policy responses for the recovery?"
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.