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Title Knowledge networks and markets in the life sciences
Published Paris : OECD, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword -- Executive summary -- The rise of knowledge networks and markets as enablers of open innovation -- Knowledge flows -- Advantages of knowledge networks and markets -- Theories for building knowledge networks and markets -- Case studies of knowledge networks and markets -- The importance of knowledge valuation for knowledge networks and markets -- Conclusions and research needs in knowledge networks and markets
Summary Around the OECD countries and beyond, there is a proliferation of initiatives in the life sciences to bring together disperse elements of global research and establish an effective virtual infrastructure for open innovation. Their common goal is to leverage innovative capacity by creating interconnected webs of knowledge and exploiting external expertise. Some such initiatives have as their goal the monetisation and trading of knowledge in the form of intellectual assets. Others seek to create networks for pooling and exchange of knowledge. Together, these initiatives can be referred to as "knowledge networks and markets" (KNMs). This report considers the development of such KNMs and examines the impact of current initiatives and the possible options for governments, working with the private sector, to improve innovation efficiency and effectiveness. Improving the interoperability of knowledge resources is fundamental to the creation of a necessary shared infrastructure for efficient KNM to emerge, as is related sustainable funding and policy clarity. Governments can play a vital catalytic role in improving the productivity of KNMs through such infrastructure development and encouragement of associated social networking. the report makes suggestions for some priority actions based on existing case studies
Notes "The report was drafted by Benedicte Callan and Iain Gillespie, under the direction of the Working Party on Biotechnology."--Page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (OECD iLibrary Web site, viewed on May 29, 2012)
Subject Communication in biotechnology.
Communication in medicine.
Communication in pharmacy.
Medical informatics.
Pharmacy informatics.
Form Electronic book
Author Callan, Bénédicte.
Gillespie, Iain (Iain Miles MacGregor)
OECD Working Party on Biotechnology.
ISBN 926411937X (print)
9264168591 (ebook)
9789264119376 (print)
9789264168596 (ebook)