Global Forum Kicks...

Global Forum Kicks off in Florianopolis, Brazil

Participants from around the world have begun to convene in Florianopolis in Brazil for infoDev's 3rd Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This flagship event will focus on innovation as a tool for development and helping technology entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses , with underpinning themes of 'Investment, Internationalization, and Inclusive Development. Between 800-1,000 participants from 70 developing countries are expected to participate .This year, there is also an over-arching theme of transformation at the Forum - how do countries use ICT and innovation to not only stimulate sustainable business, but to fundamentally transform their economies and societies? Host country Brazil is doing just that, as are countries like China, India, Singapore, Korea and South Africa, to name just a few.

Plenary sessions have been organized on clean tech, agribusiness, mobile applications, the commercialization and internationalization of tech companies, the role of innovation in the growth strategies of emerging economies, appropriate financing instruments for tech SMEs , building sustainable IT Parks , and technology clusters . A comprehensive business incubation training program developed by infoDev will be piloted at the Global Forum.

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