Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard


With some 200 indicators drawing on the latest internationally comparable data, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era.

Further data and analysis can be found in the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook (2018) and Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future (2019).


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Published: November 2017


  • Knowledge economies and the digital transformation
  • Knowledge, talent and skills
  • Research excellence and collaboration
  • Innovation in firms
  • Leadership and competitiveness
  • Society and the digital transformation

Browse the report by theme and access summaries in over 20 languages.


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Direct government funding of business R&D and tax incentives for R&D

R&D tax incentives have become a major tool for promoting business R&D in OECD and partner economies. In 2017, 30 OECD countries gave preferential tax treatment to business R&D expenditures, up from 16 OECD countries in 2000.


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