Celebrating the 50th Meeting of the TIP



TIP@50: What have we learnt? Where is innovation policy heading?

11 December 2017, Paris, OECD Headquarters 



Invitation to the event

Innovation and innovation policy has changed substantially over the past decades – some challenges have changed; others remain, but require different policy responses. What have we learnt over the past decades? Where is innovation policy heading?

These are questions at the heart of the Conference TIP@50 that will commemorate the 50th meeting and the 25th Anniversary of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP).

The event will bring together high-level government representatives, past and present members of the TIP, academics, STI practitioners and leading experts from the OECD and many other countries.

Created in 1993, the TIP has provided evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies in various ways, including through bi-annual meetings that gather more than 100 government officials and country experts in the field of STI policy.

Main items on the agenda:

  • High-level panel on the most pressing demands for innovation policy today
  • Exploration of the “innovation policy journey” to date based on text-mining analysis of the TIP corpus and time travelling into future scenarios 
  • Roundtable of the TIP and RIHR chairs, delegates and experts to look back at most memorable and impactful TIP projects and into the future
  • Exchange ideas among participants on how an "ideal” supra-national innovation policy advice body would look like
  • Discussion of methodologies & new tools to support innovation policy

What is the TIP?

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. 

The main objective of the TIP is to provide evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and sustainable, knowledge-driven economic growth; facilitate the creation and diffusion of knowledge for both societal and economic goals; strengthen the contributions of public research to innovation; and foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.


Find more information on the TIP and the ongoing TIP projects at: 


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