Place-based innovation: lessons from global experiences

Place-based innovation: lessons from global experiences

The GFCC network is rich in experiences to advance innovation at the local and regional levels. In this session, participants will initially get information about regional/local innovation initiatives in Europe and Southeast Asia and then engage in a conversation about the lessons that could be learned from such experiences and others represented by leaders in the room.


Hasri Hasan, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), Malaysia
Paul Maropoulos, Centre for Competitiveness and Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Kick off discussants:
Kainar Kozhumov, Partner, Center for Research and Consulting (CRC), Kazakhstan
Abdulwahab Al-Maimani, Global Innovation Index Expert, National Competitiveness Office of Oman
Thanassis Navrozoglou, CEO Natech, Greece
Dimitris Litsikakis, CEO, Snappi

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, CompeteGR, Greece

Discussion topics:

  • What are different places in the globe doing to advance innovation and competitiveness?
  • What is the set-up of relevant initiatives in those places?
  • What lessons can we learn from those experiences?