Local Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (2018)

Group Focus

Local innovators are best situated to design and implement solutions that benefit their local communities, but they are operating in environments in which the risk-taking associated with experimentation and starting a new venture can have dire consequences. Yet Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems drove economic prosperity in places like Cambridge and Silicon Valley; but how can they flourish in developing economies? And how can we foster ecosystems that are both effective and inclusive? This working group will unpack the existing evidence around this topic and engage local ecosystem builders in identifying best practices for building thriving, inclusive and resilient local innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Group Members

Representatives from these organizations: Danone, Johnson & Johnson,  Pact, Phosboucraa Foundation, S.C. Johnson, Siemens Stiftung (and EpN member Traveler Cameroon) USAID, World Vision.

Case Presentations

More information will be available about upcoming case presentations in late spring.