Published every two years since 1999, the OECD STI Scoreboard 2013 – Innovation for Growth analyses the major trends in knowledge and innovation in today’s global economy. Through statistical indicators it presents a policy-oriented review of science, technology, innovation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries.
As stated in the Foreword of the document, “the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 draws on the latest internationally comparable data to uncover the strengths of OECD and other leading economies and explore the continuing challenges to overcome the effects of the recent financial and economic crises. It features indicators traditionally used to monitor developments in science, technology, innovation and industry, and complements them with new and experimental indicators that provide new insights into areas of policy interest.”
In the Executive Summary, one can also read that “with lacklustre growth across much of the globe, promoting new sources of growth has become a global policy priority. Science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship – which foster competitiveness, productivity, and job creation – are important mechanisms for encouraging sustainable growth.”
Owing to this clear and effective prelude, the EPS would like to signal the OECD document to all its e-EPS readers, in particular in connection with and with reference to the EPS/Cebr report issued early this year, where the role of physics and physics-based technology in industries and related business in Europe was duly highlighted as a motor for growth and innovation.
The OECD STI Scoreboard 2013 is also available in French.