OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators

Every 10 years the OECD Blue Sky Forum engages the policy community, data users and providers into an open dialogue to review and develop its long-term agenda on science, technology and innovation (STI) data and indicators.

This event is known as the 'OECD Blue Sky Forum', an open and unconstrained discussion on evidence gaps in science and innovation and on initiatives the international community can take to address data needs in this area. Previous Blue Sky Fora have been held in Paris (1996) and Ottawa (2006).

Several UNU-MERIT researchers will be participating in the Blue Sky Forum including Anthony Arundel, Fred Gault, Nordine Es-Sadki, Hugo Hollanders, Michiko Iizuka, Luc Soete, Pierre Mohnen, Simone Sasso, Fernando Vargas, and Lorena Rivera Leon. Check the programme: here.

The key objectives of this year’s forum include:

- Lead to a forward-looking and policy-relevant roadmap on STI measurement.

- Discuss and review the main conceptual underpinnings of current frameworks for STI indicators and data infrastructure initiatives, as well as their uses by policy and research communities.

- Explore the role of digital infrastructures in creating new opportunities for measurement and analysis.

- Provide new opportunities for collaboration and strengthen the dialogue between policy makers, data users and providers.

Venue: Ghent, Belgium

Date: 19-21 September 2016