This Global Forum will explore the role that science and innovation policies should play in fostering growth and sustainable development and in improving the quality of life. It will bring together OECD member and non-member governments, business and civil society groups to review how to expand the benefits of the knowledge economy to all, including developing countries. Taking better innovation policies for better lives as its theme, the 2011 edition of the Global Forum to take place on 12-13 September at the OECD in Paris will focus on:
- Improving national science and innovation policies: how to achieve more with less, strengthen knowledge exchange between science and industry, boost entrepreneurship and seize opportunities for green innovation.
- Science and innovation for inclusive development: what are the new opportunities in emerging and developing economies, how to apply innovation to the needs of the poorest, how to strengthen international co-operation and share innovations.
Forum participation is by invitation only. It is restricted to government representatives and selected invitees. Registration is mandatory. If you wish to participate, please send an email to gfke(at)oecd.org