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Ict led innovation ecosystem presentation


Presentation on research undertaken into the innovation support system in Georgia. Part of a conference organised by the World Bank

Presentation on research undertaken into the innovation support system in Georgia. Part of a conference organised by the World Bank

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  • If we now move onto the ecosystem rather than the individual enterprise then relationship between 3 areas is increasingly seen as critical, within the EU at least.The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) focused on the knowledge or innovation triangle in Europe. Explain relationship between the 3 core partnersWhat counts is the depth and speed of interaction between the 3 areas. The greater the depth and speed the higher the level of innovation that could be achieved.EIT has created 3 pilot Knowledge and innovation communities KIC drawing from all 3 areas into a major long term collaboration at a regional level to support specific innovation developments.
  • Finland 6 place, Ireland 10, Georgia 73World Bank cost of doing businessFinland 11, Ireland 15 Georgia 9


  • 1. ICT Led Innovation Ecosystem Improving performance
  • 2. Knowledge Triangle
  • 3. Innovation & ICT • 40% of European Growth comes from Innovation (European commission) • ICT potentially increases innovation – by speeding up diffusion of information, – favours networking among firms, – enables closer links between businesses and customers, – Reduces geographic limitations, – increases efficiency in communication
  • 4. BUT • The complete benefits of new technologies are obtained only when associated with: – new organizational change, – Complementary investments. From website design to electronic exchanges with suppliers and customers, – appropriate types of skilled workers
  • 5. CURRENT SITUATION • Significant achievement in business environment • Effective E-Government & ongoing improvements But • Shortage of ICT professionals • Limited access to business finance • Business sector dominated by trade & services (69%), very low level of innovation (7%) • ICT business use widespread but low efficiency gains – low level complementary investments • Declining research base – physical assets & researchers • Low investment in research, State & Private Sector • Almost no linkages within & between universities, research institutes, private sector.
  • 6. GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX RANKING 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 2007 2008 - 9 2009 - 10 2011 2012 2013 Global Innovation Index Ranking Finland Ireland Georgia
  • 7. Active Business Support Build Professional Base •Train in Business Advice Skills •Build Professional Base •Train New and Existing Management Consultants •Develop courses in entrepreneurship, business skills & train business trainers Provide Specialist Services •Voucher Consultancy & Training Programme - funding •Specialist Technology Transfer Support – competitions & target support •Export support services •Investment support •Sector Development Programmes focused on key sectors Tailored Spin Out & Sector Services •Pilot incubator located at a University, leading to larger programme covering whole country •Medium Term Development of Science Park
  • 8. ICT Sector Build Professional Base • Major training programme in ICT Skills, all levels • Direct involvement ICT Sector in developing training programmes Continue develop Egovernment Services • Implement EGeorgia draft strategy document • Seek to involve private sector more fully Support Cloud & other new initiatives • 1st Pilot Incubator should have focus on cloud services • Develop funding models for ICT businesses • Develop inward investment promotional programme
  • 9. University Sector Involvement with Private Sector • Placements & secondments • Case studies, joint actions and curriculum development Modernisation of Teaching Practice • Entrepreneurship Learning • Development of ICT skills and resources Intellectual property protection • Sharing of income from innovation • Enforcement of Intellectual Property
  • 10. Research Sector Build Professional Base • Reverse decline in research base physical and human assets • Increase number of faculty members and encourage involvement in transnational research programmes Increase Research Funding • Increasingly focus research funding on joint public/private projects • Progressively raise level of public & private R&D funding • Increase funding for Science & Mathematics PhDs Knowledge Triangle • Develop linkages within and between Universities, Research Centres and the Private Sector • Facilitate networking, meetings & actions to enhance collaboration
  • 11. Pillars of Innovation Policy Active Business Support Services ICT SECTOR Educational System Reform Research Co- ordination ICT Led Innovation Co-ordination Mechanism
  • 12. Co-ordination Key Actions • Promotional campaigns to raise awareness • Initiatives to promote digital society • Initiatives to develop professional advice skills & pilot projects Networking • Initiate practical co-ordination steps to improve knowledge triangle • Extending networks to cover whole country • Initiate steps to improve ICT professional training One co- ordinating body • Combine/lead existing organisations to create overall co- ordinator of innovation initiatives