OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP)

Established in 1993, the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (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 core objective of the TIP is to provide evidence-based advice to countries to foster STI policies that enhance productivity and foster sustainable, knowledge-driven economic growth; facilitate the creation, diffusion and application of knowledge for both societal and economic goals; strengthen public research institutions and their contributions to innovation and economic performance; promote the creation of highly skilled human capital; and foster the creation of science and technology-based firms.

News & Events

Upcoming workshop in London

Posted by Sandra Planes-Satorra on July 13, 2017  

Workshop on "The impacts of digital transformation on innovation across sectors"

21 - 22 September 2017, London, Digital Catapult Centre

The provisional agenda of the workshop can be found here

Preparing the celebration of the 50th TIP meeting

Posted by Shizuo OYA on June 29, 2017  

All TIP members are invited to propose ideas for the celebration of the 50th TIP meeting (December 2017) at this page.

Only members of TIP-IPP page can access this page.


49th Meeting of the TIP: 15-16 June 2017, Paris

Posted by Shizuo OYA on April 20, 2017  

The TIP plenary meeting (15-16 June 2017) will be preceded by a thematic workshpo on innovation and the digital economy on 14 June 2017.

Presentation files of the TIP plenary meeting. These files are only for TIP-IPP members, so you need to sign in to access the files.


What is TIP?

The Working Group on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) was established by the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) in March 1993. The TIP is made up of government officials responsible for science, technology and innovation and meets twice a year once in June and in December.

The TIP reports on its work and submits policy recommendations to its governing Committee, the CSTP, which acts as a forum for Member countries to exchange information and best practices in order to improve S&T policy making at the national level.

TIP is open to all OECD member countries and has the participation of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and South Africa. The UN Economic Commission for Europe is a permanent Observer of the TIP since 2016. Other UN agencies including UN Environment Programme and UNCTAD also participate on an ad hoc basis. The voice of business in the TIP is provided by the BIAC while the TUAC represents the view of trade unions.


Taking into account the priorities established by the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) and growing interest in  harnessing science, technology, and innovation to address economic and societal challenges, the core mission of the OECD’s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) is to help countries to improve public policies to foster innovation and technology for sustainable economic growth. The Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy will advise upon science, technology and innovation (STI) policies...