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The innovation millipede: Walking on many legs towards inclusive development

05 February 2016
12:15 - 14:00


SPEAKER: Susan E. Cozzens, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

DATE: 5 February 2016

TIME: 12:15 for 12:30 – 14:00

Innovation is a powerful force for building capabilities and creating jobs in poor communities. Inclusive development requires the active engagement of poor communities themselves, but innovation in its many senses can contribute to that process in a variety of ways. This lecture will share examples from several policy areas, from growth strategies through human resource, research, and regulatory policies. Innovation policy in the classic sense of stimulating the development of new products and processes in the private sector is important, but it does not need to work alone.

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The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST.