OECD LAC Productivity Summit

Panel Discussion - Boosting green and digital start-up innovation

Jun 24, 2022 | 2:25 PM - 3:30 PM


Innovative start-ups can play a major role in addressing the challenges brought about by the green and digital transitions, by developing radically new technologies and introducing new low-carbon products and services. Recent OECD work suggests that green start-ups may also be more innovative and have a higher growth potential than other start-ups. Since start-ups working on green technologies may develop goods or services for markets that may not yet exist, there is room for governments to help develop sustainable business models that integrate social and/or environmental value creation with business activities. Understanding the role that policies can play to encourage the scale-up of green and digital start-ups is an important tool for countries to navigate these major transitions.

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