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Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE)
Mr. Richard Snabel   
Mr. Alain Schmitt   
Ms. Ludovica Agrò   
Mr. Tomohiro Kaneko   
Mr. Erik Fahlbeck   
Mr. Umut Gür   
Ms. Amanda Rowlatt   
(United Kingdom)
New Zealand   
Czech Republic   
Republic of Korea   
Slovak Republic    
United Kingdom   
United States   
European Commission   
Date of creation:
25th January 2001
31st December 2016

Mandate :   Resolution revising the mandate of the Committee on Industry and Business Environment [C/M(2011)20, Item 220 and C(2011)165


   Resolution on the mandate of the Committee on Industry and Business Environment [C/M(2006)16, Item 209 and C(2006)132/REV1 and CORR1]



Extract from the Resolution of the Council [C(2011)165 and C/M(2011)20, item 220]




   Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;


   Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;


   Having regard to paragraph 1 of the Report of the Preparatory Committee concerning the creation of an Industry Committee [OECD/C(61)9], last revised in 1973 [C(73)235(Final)], which subsequently became the Committee on Industry and Business Environment (CIBE) [C(2001)7/FINAL], and most recently the Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) [C(2006)132/REV1 & CORR1, C/M(2006)16, Item 209];


   Having regard to the Resolution of the Council concerning the participation of non-Members in the work of subsidiary bodies of the Organisation [C(2004)132/FINAL];


   Having regard to the recommendations of the In-depth Evaluation of the Committee on Industry and Business Environment (CIBE) [C/ESG(2006)132/REV1 and CORR1, C/M(2006)7, Item 91];


   Considering that economic and industrial policies need to be formulated against the background of an ever-changing context for industry, innovation and entrepreneurship and that amongst the trends shaping policy development in these areas are the:


• globalisation of markets and development of global value chains and the increasing interdependence of manufacturing and services;

• growing importance of intellectual property, knowledge assets and entrepreneurship;

• need for adjustment and fiscal consolidation in some developed economies following the global economic and financial crisis;

• success of emerging economies seeking to maintain high rates of growth by moving up the value chain; and

• challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, rapid technological change, population ageing, health, international development, as well as other societal challenges;


   Considering that these trends are driving profound changes in countries' industrial structures and in the respective roles of countries in the global economy, and call for carefully designed policies in response;

Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship [C(2011)165];



A.   The Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (hereinafter “CIIE”) has the following mandate:


I.   Objectives


1.   The overall objective of the CIIE shall be to assist governments in designing and implementing innovation and entrepreneurship policies that can promote growth in output, incomes and welfare through sustainable improvements in productivity and competitiveness. In fulfilling this objective, the CIIE shall take account of fundamental changes in the world economy that include the globalisation of markets, the growing importance of intangible assets, the need for growth and fiscal adjustment in many economies, the rise of emerging market economies and the long-term challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity, demographic and other social changes.


2.   Against this background, the CIIE will be responsible for analysing and development policy recommendations that require co-operation and consultation among Members and non-members, focusing on the development of policies that:


• Adapt to the globalisaiton of production across Members and draw benefits from globalisation, including the role and interactions of SMEs and global value chains;

• Foster structural change and the evoluation of industry structures, including policies to adapt to the changing nature of manufacturing and services in a global economy.

• Help create a business climate in which firms can respond to new challenges, including green growth, and where new sectors of the economy are able to grow and established sectors to modernise;

• Improve the conditions for entrepreneurship, job creation, and firm entry and exit, and address the specific needs of SMEs, based on a sound understanding and articulation of the contribution of SMEs to innovation growth and employment;

• Enhance business investment in intangible assets, including human capital, and foster innovation in business plans and strategies, with particular emphasis on non-technological innovation and new business modesl.


3.   The CIIE will pay particular attention to highlighting the benefits of economic developments and reforms, based on the sharing of best practice policy lessons and the identification of underlying barriers to reform.


II.   Co-ordination arrangements


4.   In its areas of responsibility, the CIIE shall:


• Determine the strategic orientations and co-ordinate the work programmes of its subsidiary bodies[1] and receive regular reports from them to ensure analysis and policy recommendations are fully integrated and evaluated.

• Recognising the central role of innovation as a catalyst for economic development and growth, work closely with the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy to ensure that the two Committees are fully aligned and share expertise and outputs in pursuit of their respective objectives.

• Maintain close working relationships with other relevant bodies of the Organisation to complement and support analysis underway, discuss industrial aspects of questions raised and, where appropriate, undertake joint projects.

• Co-operate with other international and regional organisations active in this policy field.

• Consult with representatives of industry, business, trade unions and public interest groups, where appropriate.


5.   Whenever possible, governments shall appoint to the CIIE high-ranking officials concerned with the co-ordination of economic and industrial policies in their own countries.


B.   The mandate of the CIIE will remain in force until 31 December 2016.


[1] Currently, the Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA), the Working Party on Globalisation of Industry (WPGI) and the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE).
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