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Science and Technology Indicators
2007 edition  

Update april 2008


Venture capital is doubtless an essential instrument in promoting the growth of small high-technology firms, as it allows to finance particularly risky research projects.

Figures 5.2 and 5.3 show the importance of venture capital in several OECD countries and the most important sectors where the investment is distributed.

5. Policy measures for science and technology

Fig. 5.2 - Investment in venture capital over GDP in several OECD countries, 2005
Fig. 5.3 - Share of venture capital in certain high-technology sectors over total venture capital investment, 2005

 
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