emerging economies

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    The Global Innovation Index 2016

    August 18, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    Since the release of the Global Innovation Index (GII) last year, the world economy has encountered a number of challenges that have led to further downgrades of global economic growth projections. In the context of such uncertainty, countries will seek ways to move the global economy out of its current holding pattern, thus avoiding a prolonged low-growth scenario. Innovation will be a critical ingredient to achieving this objective.

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    From “Premium” to “Good Enough”: Frugal Innovation in the Emerging Markets

    June 23, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Frugal engineering means developing simple products for emerging markets and is becoming increasingly important for many companies. Frugal products are not cheap or inferior, they are simplified and yet qualitatively robust. But how can frugal products be developed successfully?

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    Mobilising Africa

    February 27, 2013 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Africa is growing – economically, in terms of population, and more importantly in terms of investment and market opportunities. Investments in internet and mobile technologies are critical to enabling that growth and these are growing too. Some are also suggesting that Africa could leapfrog other markets and jump straight to the cognitive computing era, enabled by the latest technologies and rapid expansion of big data, which would be a real game changer not just in Africa, but world-wide.

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    Emerging Market Disruptive Innovations

    January 11, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Companies located in developing countries are currently serving billions of local consumers with innovative and inexpensive products. What happens when more of those companies make the leap into more developed markets?

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    How Disruptive Will Innovations from Emerging Markets Be?

    November 19, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Companies located in developing countries are currently serving billions of local consumers with innovative and inexpensive products. What happens when more of those companies make the leap into more developed markets?

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    Case Study on How Collaboration Drives Innovation in Emerging Economies

    November 24, 2011 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Collaboration is as much relevant to social innovation as it is for corporate houses for technology innovations. Collaboration, in fact, could provide added advantages with respect to the hidden culture related challenges & budgetary constraints when used for a social cause. In this article by Madhu Mani & Jayesh Badani, you will learn how a consortium of NGOs, Academia and Financial institutions from India, Netherlands and France came together to tap into the power of collaborative innovation.

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    How to Harness the Value of Outsourcing-led Innovation

    March 28, 2011 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Companies who are engaged in developing innovation processes are also likely to be involved in outsourcing significant aspects of their operations. So how do you innovate when you’ve also outsourced? Sanjiv Gossain explores the issues.

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    Identifying and Exploiting New Markets in Growing Economies

    February 16, 2011 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    The importance of new markets to growth can’t be overstated. But emerged, emerging and frontier markets are not just about growth. They are a perfect opportunity to extend our innovation capabilities. IM takes a look at the lessons of India as a product frontier.

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    Technology Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets – An Ecosystem Approach

    December 13, 2010 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) offers unique development opportunities for societies to educate and grow local talent, build diversity and long term economic health. GATE –Global Accelerators of Technology Entrepreneurship – is an initiative to support TE in emerging economies by leveraging the entrepreneurial ecosystems and international networks centered at US research universities.

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    Making Affordable & High Tech Innovations for Emerging Markets

    December 1, 2010 | By: | In: Strategies

    How do you develop high-tech products for people living in slums? How do you go about testing them in a safe way? How can you design a product and business model that such users can actually pay for? These are some of the challenges facing innovation managers in companies addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals and the ‘Base of the Pyramid’ market.

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    Students Innovating for Emerging Markets

    November 15, 2010 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Existing technologies, such as telecommunications, are often designed for the developed world. But an innovative focus is also urgently needed to address issues in developing countries. This is something that the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, has acted upon and is sending students to Africa with the purpose to identify needs and develop innovative solutions. Read more in this interview with Professor Margareta Norell Bergendahl.

  • Collaborating Downstream in Emerging Markets

    May 24, 2010 | By: | In: Blogs

    Not so long ago, internal R&D activities were considered one of the most valuable assets a company could have. The rather “outmoded” concept of closed innovation, in contrast to open innovation, was built on self-reliance and on the principle that successful innovation required control and secrecy.

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    Lead User Project: Identifying emerging market needs

    March 22, 2010 | By: | In: Videos

    This is the forth of a series of six videos addressing the major aspects of Lead User studies. The videos were written, produced and directed by Dr. Joan Churchill, and made with support from the 3M Corporation. We present them to you with permission from Prof. Eric von Hippel from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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    Learning to Trade and to Innovate at the Base of the Pyramid

    February 16, 2010 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Is sustainable business the missing link in alleviating poverty and boosting global trade and prosperity? If so, how should companies exploit this opportunity in practice? Louise Koch, Danish Anthropologist and Business Innovator, talks about best practice, mindsets and resources for sustainable, people-centred innovation in developing countries.