TMCD Conference Highlights Findings of Project on Innovation in Low-Income Countries

12 November, 2015

The Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) at ODID held a conference to mark the end of its Diffusion of Innovation in Low-Income Countries (DILIC) project earlier this month.

The event, co-hosted by the TMCD and the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP), presented findings from the three-year project, which explored the determinants and transmission channels for effective innovation creation, diffusion and adoption in LICs under institutional, resource and affordability constraints.

Find out more about the findings here.

The conference brought together over 80 participants from across research institutions, universities, international organisations, and the private sector, and invited a group of world-leading experts in the field of innovation in low-income countries to share state of the art knowledge and insights.

Mr LI Yong (Director General of UNIDO) and Prof Bengt-Åke Lundvall (Aalborg) delivered keynote speeches. Mr LI stressed the role of international cooperation in fostering innovation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development, while Prof Lundvall addressed the impact of innovation on structural change in Africa.

DILIC was funded by ESRC-DFID and supported by UNCTAD, UNIDO and the Ghanaian government. The conference took place at the Overseas Development Institute.

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