International Workshop Held at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2009)

In 2009, RISTEX jointly hosted with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) two international workshops, which took place in May and November, on the theme of innovation to address social challenges.

The first workshop was entitled "Fostering Innovation to Address Social Challenges" and the second "Transforming Innovation to Address Social Challenges." Around 100 participants from OECD member nations and related organizations attended, and were both the scene of much lively debate.

The results of these two workshops has been reflected in the Innovation Strategy to announce at the OECD summit in May 2010.

OECD workshop proceedings