THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
Roberto Masiero
President THINK!
The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
ICT and No...
Summary
1. Innovation, Digital Technologies and Human
Development
2. ICT4D: Tales of innovation from the developing
countr...
THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) THINK!
is an international non-profit research institute – a
think tank – who...
Esther Duflo’s lessons
4
Co-founder of the Abdul Latif
Jameel Poverty Action Lab
She is a recipient of the 2010 John
Bates...
5
IT Investiments and development:
from neo-liberal theories…
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(hardware, software, applications
and...
Sustainability as a:
“Supply Chain across Generations”
6
Sustainable development is
defined as development that
"meets the...
7THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
BETTER PUBLIC
SERVICE
DELIVERY
...
8THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
Positioning mature & emerging
Countries in terms of access to digital
technolo...
9
Tales of Innovation :
Hole-In-the-Wall Education, India, Bhutan,
Cambogia, Africa
THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Founda...
Tales of Innovation:
eHomemakers, Malesia
10THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
eHomemakers
Tales of Innovation:
Sambaina ICT Village, Madagascar
11
Remote Operation Centre in
Mahobong
Support Centre at
DiPSA – Mil...
12
Tales of Innovation:
Akshaya e-Centres, Kerala, India
THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
Akshaya e-Centres
How ICT can help in enabling a
sustainable enterprise
13
Prevent magazine
obsolescence by Lean
Manufacturing and
donation ...
ICT for energy and
environmental sustainability
14
Nonprofits
• Encourage or force disclosure of corporations’
environment...
15
Who gets the
e-waste trash?
THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
16
Il Diamante dell’innovazione DigitaleEducation
Healthcare
Digital Cities and
Infomobility
eInclusion
Sharing processes
...
ICT and Non-Profit Organizations
• At the moment, except for some rare cases, in Italy
Non-Profit organizations are very f...
For Profit or NonProfit?
However Non-Profit Organisations can play a key role:
• in promoting the use of ICT to facilitate...
Orchestrating for Profit and Non-
Profit for the Human Development
So the future lies in a big effort for opening
communic...
Roberto Masiero
President THINK!
Mail: rmasiero@thinkinnovation.org
20
THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
Contact ...
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  1. 1. THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Roberto Masiero President THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation ICT and Non-Profit : Tales of innovation Milan, 22/11/2010, Bicocca Campus ICT Observatory of Non Profit
  2. 2. Summary 1. Innovation, Digital Technologies and Human Development 2. ICT4D: Tales of innovation from the developing countries 3. ICT for environmental and energy sustainability 4. For Profit or Non-Profit? 2 THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  3. 3. THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) THINK! is an international non-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT, digital and science-driven technologies can enable innovation processes, economic growth and human development in mature, emerging and less developed countries in an era of energy and environmental sustainability. 3THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation THINK!: an international think tank, independent and non profit
  4. 4. Esther Duflo’s lessons 4 Co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab She is a recipient of the 2010 John Bates Clark Medal for economists under the age of forty • Academics versus practitioners • “ Our duty is to make available our knowledge of technology to the development of less developed countries “ THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  5. 5. 5 IT Investiments and development: from neo-liberal theories… INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (hardware, software, applications and telecommunications) HIGHER PER-CAPITA INCOME AND GDP FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS ACCESSIBLE AND FLEXIBLE WORK OPPORTUNITIES INCREASED EFFICIENCY HIGHER QUALITY GOODS AND SERVICES BETTER DECISIONS MAKING TOOLS LARGER AND MORE EFFICIENT MARKETS NEW RESEARCH TOOLS LESS SEVERE ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS FASTER PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MORE JOBS LOWER INFLATION ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS LOWER PRICES HIGHER WAGES INCREASED TAX REVENUES Source: ITIF THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  6. 6. Sustainability as a: “Supply Chain across Generations” 6 Sustainable development is defined as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” - Brundtland Commission, 1987 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ECONOMIC PROSPERITY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Driving sustainability improvements “You can’t change what you don’t measure…” www.ICT4Green.euTHINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  7. 7. 7THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY REDUCTION IN HUMAN ISOLATION ACCESS TO GLOBAL MARKETS FOR LOCAL SMEs MORE JOBS MORE EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAINS HIGHER EFFICIENCY OF INTERNAL RETAIL SYSTEMS NEW SECTORAL TOOLS (E-HEALTH, E-SCHOOL, E-INCLUSION) REDUCTION IN INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES POVERTY REDUCTION HIGHER PER-CAPITA GDP BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE HIGHER HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HPI-2 HDI …to a new concept of human development Source: ITIF
  8. 8. 8THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Positioning mature & emerging Countries in terms of access to digital technologies vs. human development DOI-HDI Correlation for Selected Nations 0,500 0,550 0,600 0,650 0,700 0,750 0,800 0,850 0,900 0,950 1,000 0,20 0,30 0,40 0,50 0,60 0,70 0,80 0,90 Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) HumanDevelopmentIndex(HDI) CUBA INDIA INDONESIA EGYPT COLOMBIA PERU CHINA MEXICO MALAYSIA RUSSIA CHILE UAE ESTONIA KOREA SPAIN ITALY US FINLAND CANADA SINGAPORE UK SWEDEN BRASIL Source: THINK! SOUTH AFRICA MAROCCO
  9. 9. 9 Tales of Innovation : Hole-In-the-Wall Education, India, Bhutan, Cambogia, Africa THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Hole-In-the-Wall Education
  10. 10. Tales of Innovation: eHomemakers, Malesia 10THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation eHomemakers
  11. 11. Tales of Innovation: Sambaina ICT Village, Madagascar 11 Remote Operation Centre in Mahobong Support Centre at DiPSA – Milan Satellitar Connession through Infopoverty satellitar platform THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Sambaina ICT Village
  12. 12. 12 Tales of Innovation: Akshaya e-Centres, Kerala, India THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Akshaya e-Centres
  13. 13. How ICT can help in enabling a sustainable enterprise 13 Prevent magazine obsolescence by Lean Manufacturing and donation program to non-profits Measure Impact of Supply Chain to embedded energy, water and GHG Identify environmental friendly and fair trade sourcing options for raw materials Reduce waste, increase recycling with take-back service for end-of- life products Lower environmental impact of shipping, delivering and goods packaging Use LCA in designing sustainable products and processes www.ICT4Green.eu THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  14. 14. ICT for energy and environmental sustainability 14 Nonprofits • Encourage or force disclosure of corporations’ environmental commitments and performance – The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) about GHG – Greenpeace campaign on consumer electronics – Fair Trade campaigns, Local NGO Government • Disclosure requirements, Cap & Trade – GHG emissions for large emitters • Mandatory and opt-in environmental labeling – EU mandatory labeling of energy-using /related products – Energy Star label in the U.S. Business • Voluntary disclosure of sustainability efforts – Wal-Mart launched the Sustainability Index: – Patagonia publishes the “Footprint Chronicles” – Financial sustainability Indexes: DJSI, FSTE4GOOD • New services guiding consumers – Good Guide environmental, health and social index of over 60K products Nonprofits, Governments and Business Supporting Consumer’s Increasing Demand For Transparency New Zealand U S A European Union www.ICT4Green.eu THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  15. 15. 15 Who gets the e-waste trash? THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  16. 16. 16 Il Diamante dell’innovazione DigitaleEducation Healthcare Digital Cities and Infomobility eInclusion Sharing processes Sharing information Sharing IT solutions THINK!: the “Diamond” of Digital Innovation ICT4D
  17. 17. ICT and Non-Profit Organizations • At the moment, except for some rare cases, in Italy Non-Profit organizations are very fragmented and have only occasional and marginal links with ICT… • …on the other hand the ICT Industry has barely a vague knowledge of the Non-Profit Sector and of its potential… • .. As a result ICT Industry is often simply recycling in this sector general purpose products… • … and the “NonProfit Manager” often remains an Oxymoron. 17
  18. 18. For Profit or NonProfit? However Non-Profit Organisations can play a key role: • in promoting the use of ICT to facilitate human development • in ensuring energy and environmental sustainability of New Technologies (Apple/Greenpeace case) Furthermore Non-Profit may open-up new big markets as Quality of Life, eInclusion, Education and Healthcare both in Mature and in Less Developed Countries, that until now have been barely addressed due to the short- sighted views of most of the ICT Vendors 18THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  19. 19. Orchestrating for Profit and Non- Profit for the Human Development So the future lies in a big effort for opening communications and “orchestrating” the joint commitment of Non-Profit Organizations and of socially responsible ICT Companies. While they are pursuing different sets of objectives, they may have a number of common interests that can favour the deployment of a wider concept of human development. 19THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation
  20. 20. Roberto Masiero President THINK! Mail: rmasiero@thinkinnovation.org 20 THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation Contact details

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