Globe Forum Gdansk Theme Session Innovation And Integration

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Introduction for our theme session at the Globe Forum in Gdansk, Poland, on October 28, 2009.

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Globe Forum Gdansk Theme Session Innovation And Integration

  1. 1. Globe Forum Innovation Summit Gda ńsk , October 28, 2009
  2. 2. Panel members <ul><li>Alan Aleksandrowicz Gdansk Economic Development Agency Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>David Kay GE Money Bank S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Horsten GOYELLO IT Services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are these sustainable examples?
  4. 4. Big change by a simple innovation <ul><li>William Kwamkwamba, a Malawi secondary school student and inventor. Dropped out of school he build his own wind mill based on spare parts he found and a book he borrowed from the local library.  </li></ul><ul><li>http://williamkamkwamba.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Amsterdam Smart City
  6. 6. Salt Lake City Light Rail <ul><li>Everyone was against </li></ul><ul><li>Opened in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently very successful, award winning </li></ul><ul><li>Additional expansion announced </li></ul>
  7. 7. Munich Airport a meeting place <ul><li>Airport tours </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Mini golf </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors park </li></ul><ul><li>Train connection </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to define sustainable innovation and integration?
  9. 9. Sustainable urban development <ul><li>&quot;Improving the quality of life in a city, including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components without leaving a burden on the future generations. A burden which is the result of a reduced natural capital and an excessive local debt....“ URBAN21 Conference (Berlin, July 2000) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Innovation and integration <ul><li>Innovation refers to introducing something new and useful, whether it's a new product, service, process, operation or business model. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration , refers to the process of fitting into a community . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul>

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