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International Workshop: New Models of Innovation for Development
4th July 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5th July 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Innovation has been moving up the strategic agendas of business, government and international agencies working in developing countries. New markets for innovative goods and services among those at the base of the pyramid, and new technologies – particularly information and communication technologies – are inducing and enabling new actors to become involved in innovation for development. This is creating new contexts and new locations for innovation. And, as a result, new models of innovation are emerging.
This two-day workshop aims to share and explore some of these new models for which a variety of labels have emerged: “Pro-poor innovation”, “BoP innovation”, “Inclusive innovation”, “Below-the-radar innovation”, “Grassroots innovation”, “Frugal innovation”, “Jugaad innovation”, and more.
The STEPS Centre’s Grassroots Innovation project will be presenting a paper entitled Renewing inclusive models of innovation: grassroots innovation in historical and comparative perspective at this event, and STEPS Centre member Adrian Ely will present a new STEPS Centre paper.