Category Archives: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

New ITU Study: Connecting Humanity

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently published “Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030“, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for all humanity by the end of this decade. Nearly half the global population aged 10 years and over …
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Harnessing Technology for the Global Goals: A Framework for Corporate Action

The World Economic Forum has just published: “Harnessing Technology for the Global Goals: A Framework for Corporate Action”. Progress to reach the UN’s Global Goals by 2030 was already off track as we entered the 2020s, only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is an initial step towards clarifying how corporate leadership can drive …
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Diagnosing COVID-19 Impacts on Entrepreneurship – Exploring Policy Remedies for Recovery

Policymakers need to create cohesive, holistic and conducive frameworks in order for entrepreneurs to flourish in a post COVID-19 world. This is among the key takeaways from the new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report entitled “Diagnosing COVID-19 Impacts on Entrepreneurship – Exploring Policy Remedies for Recovery.” The report is sponsored by Shopify, a leading global …
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Forging New Pathways: The Next Evolution of Innovation in Financial Services

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloitte, has just published the report: Forging New Pathways: The next evolution of innovation in Financial Services. Emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, DLT, and quantum are increasingly being used by financial services firms and are forming clusters that are driving innovation throughout the sector. These advances can …
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Global Innovation Index 2020

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. Providing 80 detailed metrics for 129 economies, the GII has become one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance. The GII 2020’s theme asks “Who Will Finance Innovation?” A key question is how the economic …
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Systems of Cyber Resilience: Secure and Trusted FinTech

The World Economic Forum has just published the report: Systems of Cyber Resilience: Secure and Trusted FinTech. Cyber risk is pervasive, systemic and global in scope. In the financial services industry, it is increasingly difficult to mitigate this risk, since the modularization of financial servicesinterlinks organizations whose cybersecurity maturity levels vary greatly. It is therefore …
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Digital Transformation: Powering the Great Reset

COVID-19 is a watershed moment for the digital transformation of business. The rules for success have changed and are ever more reliant on harnessing the power of digital models to create new value and experiences. Accelerating digital transformation, with purpose, is essential for companies to survive and thrive in the new normal. Successful leaders will …
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The Most Innovative Companies 2020 – BCG

Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again. Successful Serial Innovators Get Three Things Right: 1. They “Walk the Talk” Innovation success starts with commitment—making innovation a priority and investing decisively behind …
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European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

The 2020 edition of the Innovation Scoreboard, recently released by the European Commission, highlights that the EU’s innovation performance continues to increase at a steady pace, with growing convergence between EU countries. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012. Performance increased in 24 EU countries since 2012, with …
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GEM Spain 2019-2020 Report

This year’s edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Spain provides the most up-to-date picture of the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain. The report was sponsored by The Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE), Spain’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (RED GEM España), Banco Santander (via Santander Universities) and Spain’s National Innovation Enterprise (ENISA). Based on …
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