Regional competitiveness and innovation for more sustainable and inclusive development


Regional Competitiveness and innovation2During the past two decades, innovation has been a critical driver of economic development and a motor for generating employment in many developing and developed countries. Despites its significant contributions to growth and the reduction of poverty, high levels of inequalities persist worldwide.

The Forum will strive to advance the debate on how inclusive innovation can be a mean to achieve inclusive growth by creating products/services for and/or by those who have been excluded from the development mainstream. In particular, local innovations will be analyzed as a main driver to LED because its unique capability of addressing challenges, and offering rapid and targeted solutions to specific social, economic and environmental issues in the local context.