Category Archives: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Global Innovation Index 2019

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. Now in its 12th edition, the GII is a global benchmark that helps policy makers better …
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What Are the Policy Options? A Systematic Review of Policy Responses to the Impacts of Robotisation and Automation on the Labour Market

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “What are the policy options? A systematic review of policy responses to the impacts of robotisation and automation on the labour market” by Zoltán Cséfalvay. Three main policy responses to the labour market challenges posed by robotisation and automation have …
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Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation Principles and Guidance for Investors

The World Economic Forum has recently published the report “Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation Principles and Guidance for Investors.” This report proposes an innovative focus on cybersecurity incentives for the investment community. Investors in innovation and technology-driven companies have a responsibility to ensure that cybersecurity is given priority in the early stages of product development. …
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019. The technologies on the list, which is curated by members of the Forum’s Expert Network, are selected against a number of criteria. In addition to promising major benefits to societies and economies, they must also be disruptive, attractive to investors and researchers, …
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WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019

Globalization 4.0 represents fundamental changes in the global economy that are reshaping companies, communities and countries at an unprecedented speed and scale. These changes are driven by environmental challenges, regional competition, economic disparities and technological disruption. They, in turn, require different forms of leadership and collaboration adapted to this new era of globalization. Platform strategies …
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Artificial Intelligence in Society

The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape has evolved significantly from 1950 when Alan Turing first posed the question of whether machines can think. Today, AI is transforming societies andeconomies. It promises to generate productivity gains, improve wellbeing and help address global challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity and health crises. Yet, as AI applications are …
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Levelling the Playing Field: Dissecting the Gender Gap in the Funding of Start-ups

This report investigates the gender gap in the funding of innovative start-ups across OECD and BRICS countries using a detailed micro-dataset on start-ups and their founders. Results from empirical analysis show that start-ups with at least one woman in the team of founders are less likely to receive funding by 5-10%. When such start-ups do …
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Cooperatives and Social Enterprises: Work and Employment in Selected Countries

Cooperatives and social enterprises are recognised for their resilience to cyclical and structural economic changes and their capacity to contribute to local and regional economic development, including social inclusion. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on their ability to further the EU policy goals of creating more and better jobs, countering the trend towards …
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Brad Keywell, CEO of US-based Uptake Technologies, Inc., was recently named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019 at an award ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. Brad was selected from among 761 program participants that included the 57 country winners from 47 countries and territories vying for the title in Monaco. In the …
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GEM Spain 2018-2019 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 Association, the Rafael del Pino Foundation, Banco Santander (via Santander Universities) and Spain’s National Innovation Enterprise. …
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