Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Keeping up investment in science and innovation key to long-term growth, says OECD

Abstract:
OECD governments must maintain spending on science and innovation to strengthen their long-term growth in the face of rising global competition, according to a new OECD report.

Keeping up investment in science and innovation key to long-term growth, says OECD

France | Posted on December 14th, 2010

The Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010 shows that real growth in R&D spending by OECD countries has in fact slowed, with annual growth falling from over 4% in recent years to 3.1% in 2008.

But, despite the economic crisis, some countries have increased their spending since 2008. Germany, Korea, Sweden and the US have boosted spending on public research to strengthen long-term innovation.

Emerging economies continue to increase their spending on R&D. China's real expenditure on R&D in 2008 was equivalent to 13% of the OECD total, up from around 5% in 2001. The Russian Federation's R&D spending in 2008 was equal to 2% of the OECD total, close to the shares of Canada and Italy.

"Investment in science and technology is an investment in the future. At a time of fiscal consolidation, countries must carefully consider the long-term impact of spending cuts on science and technology," said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. "There is also a need to increase the efficiency of this spending. The right governance structures should be in place if countries are to make the most of the resources devoted to science and technology."

Reviewing the different challenges facing OECD countries in fostering innovation, the report says that a number of key issues need tackling urgently. These include:

* Building a new shared system for the governance of international co-operation in science and technology to address global challenges, such as climate change.
* Improving policy support at different stages of the innovation value chain, from basic research to entrepreneurship.
* Improving access to public research data and upgrading ICT infrastructure.
* Co-ordinating policy at regional, national and international levels.

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010 reviews trends and developments in science, technology and innovation policy in OECD countries and six emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa).

As part of the OECD's 50th anniversary in 2011, this edition of the Outlook also includes a chapter looking at how science and technology have evolved since the 1960s, how the OECD has contributed and the prospects for the 21st century.

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010 is available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website. More data and analysis, including profiles for 40 countries, is available at www.oecd.org/sti/outlook

####

About OECD
Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Ester Basri
OECD’s Science, Technology and Industry directorate
tel. + 33 1 45 24 96 24

or the OECD's Media Division
tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 00

Copyright © OECD

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nature paper by Schlumberger researchers used photothermal based nanoscale IR spectroscopy to analyze heterogeneous process of petroleum generation January 23rd, 2018

New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation January 23rd, 2018

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication January 22nd, 2018

Piecework at the nano assembly line: Electric fields drive nano-motors a 100,000 times faster than previous methods January 22nd, 2018

Jobs

Forge Nano 2017: 1st Quarter Media Update April 20th, 2017

Participate in the development of Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 October 10th, 2016

Leading Advanced Materials Manufacturer Pixelligent Closes $10.4 Million in Funding: Capital Will Boost Capacity for North American Manufacturing, Drive Asian Expansion, and Continue Innovation in Solid State Lighting and OLED Display Applications August 16th, 2016

SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building November 20th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation January 23rd, 2018

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication January 22nd, 2018

Piecework at the nano assembly line: Electric fields drive nano-motors a 100,000 times faster than previous methods January 22nd, 2018

Thanks for the memory: NIST takes a deep look at memristors January 20th, 2018

Announcements

Nature paper by Schlumberger researchers used photothermal based nanoscale IR spectroscopy to analyze heterogeneous process of petroleum generation January 23rd, 2018

New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation January 23rd, 2018

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication January 22nd, 2018

Piecework at the nano assembly line: Electric fields drive nano-motors a 100,000 times faster than previous methods January 22nd, 2018

Research partnerships

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing January 17th, 2018

New catalyst for hydrogen production is a step toward clean fuel: Carbon-based nanocomposite with embedded metal ions yields impressive performance as catalyst for electrolysis of water to generate hydrogen January 16th, 2018

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery January 9th, 2018

Touchy nanotubes work better when clean: Rice, Swansea scientists show that decontaminating nanotubes can simplify nanoscale devices January 4th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project