OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP)

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. Established in 1993, the TIP is composed of government officials and country experts in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and meets twice per year.

TIP projects (2017-18)


The digital transformation has changed the way economies work and innovation is organised. The OECD project ‘Digital and Open Innovation’ investigates whether and, if so, how digital transformation changes the rationales for innovation policy as well as the most appropriate instruments to foster vibrant innovation ecosystems.

To identify practical policy implications, the project reviews changing business models and new forms of innovation across sectors and different actors, including SMEs, start-ups and research institutions. It also analyses new forms of collaboration for innovation at local, national and global levels. 

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News & Events

Upcoming workshop on knowledge transfer

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on February 22, 2018  

Workshop: "Boosting knowledge transfer between science and industry: New models and business practices"

14 March 2018

Paris - OECD Conference Center

This workshop is organised jointly by France Stratégie and the OECD. Find all information here

Upcoming workshop on semantic analysis

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on February 22, 2018  

Workshop: "Semantic analysis for innovation policy"

12-13 March 2018

Paris - OECD Conference Centre

Find all information about the workshop here


50th Meeting of the TIP: 11-13 December 2017

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on November 3, 2017  
The TIP plenary meeting (12-13 December 2017) will be preceded by a conference on 11 December: "TIP@50: What have we learnt? Where is innovation policy heading?" This conference commemorates the 50th meeting and the 25th Anniversary of the TIP. All information about the conference can be found here.
The agenda of the TIP plenary meeting can be found here (this file is only for TIP-IPP members).

Recent workshop in Lisbon

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on November 3, 2017  

Workshop: "Stimulating knowledge transfer: challenges and policy responses"

7 - 8 November 2017, Lisbon, Teatro Thalia

All information about the workshop can be found here


This project analyses the impacts of public research institutions on innovation performance, and explores the range of policy instruments implemented across countries to support science-industry knowledge transfer - with a focus on the creation of spin-offs

This project is a follow-up of work conducted in 2015-16 on impact assessment of public research. 

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Past work

Knowledge Triangle project

This 2015-16 project examined factors that can enhance the capacity of education, research and innovation actors in the knowledge triangle to tackle jointly economic and social challenges while enhancing the responsiveness, adaptability and flexibility of local, national or international innovation eco-systems.

knowledge triangle


System Innovation project

System innovation is a horizontal policy approach to use combine technologies and social innovations to tackle problems that are systemic in nature; such as sustainable housing, e-mobility, health care; it involves many actors outside of government (as well as different levels of governments) and takes a longer term view.

The first phase of the project (2013-14) focused on developing the conceptual framework and illustrating system innovation approaches in practice through a series of case studies.

The second phase of the project  (2015-2016) examined how system innovation approaches can promote industry 4.0 and green innovation. It focused on the role of selected policy tools such as cluster policies, demonstrators, technology roadmapping, and smart regulation which can be used to promote emerging industries and green growth. 

Find more information about the project here