Andrew Wyckoff Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Comment: Prof. Dr. Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin), Faculty of Economics and Management, Chair of Innovation Economics, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
Chair: Heino von Meyer, Head, OECD Berlin Centre
In the search for a rapid, sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis, science, technology and innovation are expected to play a driving role. But what are the implications for science and innovation policy? What steps are countries taking to boost their capabilities in these areas? What place are emerging economies likely to occupy in the science, technology and innovation landscape?
The presentation will review key trends in science, technology and innovation. It draws on the main finding from the OECD Innovation Strategy and the new OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010.
Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) where he oversees OECD's work on innovation, business dynamics, science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas. Prior to the OECD he worked as an economist for the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Brookings Institution.
Knut Blind is professor at the Berlin University of Technology, Chair of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management. He is leading the public innovation research group at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin. Furthermore he is endowed Chair of Standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
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