Innovation and Technology Committee



Richard A. Johnson

Global Helix LLC (United States)


Maylis Berviller

Policy Analyst


Roland Sommer

Association Industry 4.0 Austria (Austria)


Akiko Tanaka

Canon (Japan)


Petr Kavalíř

University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic)

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    Our Innovation and Technology Committee provides business access to OECD discussions on how science, technology, and innovation (STI) can be harnessed to contribute to increased productivity and economic growth, the creation of jobs, sustainable development, improved well-being and addressing global challenges, such as the digitalization of economies and societies. We recommend a whole–of–government, cross–cutting approach to align policy work to the changing global context and to new drivers of innovation.

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    Business engagement at OECD

    The OECD encourages co-operation among its members in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. Based on its analytical work and the development of relevant internationally comparable indicators, the Organization facilitates discussions on the objectives of STI policies, instruments for stimulating research and development, STI financing, the impact of converging, emerging and enabling technologies including digitalization, and the need to facilitate international STI co-operation to address global challenges.
    Our Innovation and Technology Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Committee on Scientific and Technology Policy (CSTP)
    • OECD Committee for Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE)
    • OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT)
    • OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP)
    • OECD Global Science Forum (GSF)
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    2023 priorities

    • Digitalization of science, technology and innovation and access to data
    • Enabling the next production revolution, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
    • Advancing converging technologies including bio-, nano- and neurotechnologies
    • Improving the impact of government investment in research and innovation
    • Responsible development of emerging technologies and innovation