jueves, 27 de junio de 2013

CLASS THIRTEEN. Reflections from below: Enterpreneurial ecosystems and networks changing International Relations in the XXI century

To remain competitive in today’s world, countries must harness the power of emerging technologies to foster economic growth. Leaders in key decision-making roles require a deep understanding of the technology, infrastructure, and systems that are critical to improving economic conditions and driving prosperity. Underlying these systems is the foundational role of engineering. Recent development such as the launching of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering continue to demonstrate the significant role that policy makers are putting on innovation as a force in economic transformation.

In response, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Executive Education offers Innovation for Economic Development, a program aimed at helping leaders enhance global competitiveness, boost the economy, and preserve the environment. Led by a cadre of renowned authors, leading researchers, and distinguished professors who are experts in their fields, the program examines strategies and measures for aligning technology and innovation trends with development policy objectives. Moreover, the program helps leaders design and implement innovation policies for economic development. You will emerge well equipped to apply global lessons and capitalize on technology developments within your own organization or country.

Learning objectives
  • Explore the role of innovation systems, industrial clusters, engineering and technology in economic transformation
  • Examine the evolution and impact of emerging technologies in fields such as information and communications technologies, genomics, energy, and nanotechnology
  • Identify how entrepreneurial ecosystems contribute to value creation and capture
  • Align technological developments with policy objectives
  • Design and implement innovation policies for economic development
  • Identify strategies for strengthening science and innovation advice as well as diplomacy
The program is led by Faculty Chair Calestous Juma (@calestous), Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011). He was a member of the selection jury of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Professor Juma is currently writing a book on engineering for global development, and is a regular contributor on Harvard Kennedy School's Science, Technology, and Globalization blog.
"In today's global economy, innovation is the engine of economic growth. This program offers a strong strategic framework for understanding the role of national scientific and technology policy in the context of a broader development agenda.”
-Mr. Kong Cho Ha, Minister, Ministry of Transport, MALAYSIA

Innovation for Economic Development (IFED)

Program Session(s):
June 15, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Application Deadline(s):
April 15, 2014
Program Fee:$6,800

Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

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Faculty Chair(s):
Calestous Juma