The diffusion of innovation in Low-Income Countries

On 2 November 2015, DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and Oxford's Technology & Management Centre for Development (TMCD) hosted guests from government, academia, and civil society to share knowledge and discuss recent research findings on innovation for economic growth.

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  1. After intros from TMCD's Xiaolan Fu and ODI's Dirk Willem te Velde, the floor was given over to key note speeches from Li Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), and Bengt-Ake Lundvall of Aalborg University.
  2. The diffusion of innovation in low-income countries - Panel 1
  3. DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
    DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
  4. While Li Yong focused chiefly on industrialisation, Lundvall spoke about informality and the important role of knowledge-based - as opposed to technological - innovation
  5. DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
    DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
  6. DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
    DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
  7. Next up was Xiaolan Fu's presentation of research findings from DEGRP-funded project on the determinants and impact of technology transfer in and to low-income countries.
  8. DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
    DEGRP/TMCD Diffusion of innovation
  9. Some interesting views were showcased regarding links between types of innovation/innovative approaches and gender:
  10. The diffusion of innovation in low-income countries - Panel 2
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