Individual papers or panels will cover the following themes:
Innovation and Development: setting the agenda
- Impact of innovation for development
- Connection and disconnection – bridging development and innovation studies
- Politics of knowledge production
- Rethinking the development project by integrating innovation
- Theorising and measuring contribution of innovation to development
- Strengthening advocacy for the role of innovation in development.
- Role of innovation as a catalyst for clean technologies and sustainability.
Dynamics of innovation in developing countries: innovation outcomes
- Alternative measurement of innovation
- Improved understanding of learning processes for capability building and innovation at the firm level, including sectoral specificities ( biotechnology, energy, agriculture, forestry, livestock, natural resources, mining, telecoms, IT, infrastructure, leisure, culture and entertainment) .
- Knowledge and technology acquisition by developing country firms, what core competencies are needed?
- Open innovation systems and models
- Innovation in rural and informal settings
- Innovation and protection of indigenous knowledge systems
Generate promote and support innovation in developing countries: practice and policy
- Building capacity to promote and manage innovation in developing countries.
- Case studies of innovation management and policy formulation
- Review of the approaches by multilateral agencies and bilateral donors.
- Updates on donor strategies in funding technological capability building.
- Comparative analysis of various models of funding innovation
- Private sector firms as funders of innovation in developing countries.
- Likely impact of global recessions on private and public sector funding of innovation.
- Managing and promoting innovation at the city and regional level