China is investing heavily in research and development and rapidly increasing high-technology output. This is happening as the country is passing through a challenging transition, as the labour-force expansion and surging investment that propelled three decades of growth is now weakening. This is a natural stage in the country’s economic development. Yet it raises questions… Continue reading Is China Leading Global Innovation?
The population of the world’s urban cities will grow by over 2 billion people between now and 2050. How do we harness the positive economic, creative and cultural dynamics of this unprecedented migration while at the same time build resilience and social fabric? This was the topic of a discussion at the World Economic Forum… Continue reading WEF Abu Dhabi 2015 – Future Cities
At the World Economic Forum in Abu Dhabi this month, there was a panel discussion on the state of innovation, not surprisingly highlighting the role of big data. Innovation is happening at light speed but what does the progress in areas like robotics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, nanotechnology and genome editing mean? The speakers were: Victoria… Continue reading Debate on Future Innovation
In December, the Government of the United Arab Emirates announced 2015 as the Year of Innovation. The declaration follows the launch of the national innovation strategy in October 2014, which aims to make the Emirates the most innovative country in the world by 2021. The first phase of the strategy includes 30 national initiatives to… Continue reading 2015 – Innovation Year in United Arab Emirates
On March 13th, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Bearing and Emirates Experts Consulting, organised a seminar on Innovation Driven Competitive Advantages, with the attendance of Executives from more than 100 companies and establishments operating in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and a number of Managers and Directors from the… Continue reading Seminar at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abu Dhabi
The prosperity that we have witnessed has taught us to build our country with education and knowledge and nurture generations of educated men and women. – Sheikh Zayed, the late President of the United Arab Emirates On Tuesday March 12th, I was invited to give a seminar on recent development in innovation to his Excellency… Continue reading Seminar on innovation management in Abu Dhabi