Published on July 6, 2018
GLAC 2018 - Keynote 1: Strategic Partnerships for Socio-Economic Growth
Global Space Applications Conference - GLAC 2018
21 - 23 May 2018
Keynote 1: Strategic Partnerships for Socio-Economic Growth
Innovation has an important role fostering sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Innovation policies are key elements promoting productive transformations, catching-up processes and structural change. Following an historical perspective, the presentation stressed the evolution, scope and effects that innovation activities have in contemporary societies and presented different innovation types. In addition, it analysed the importance of strategic partnerships as key instruments to support economic growth. In this regard, Open Innovation plays a fundamental role in disseminating knowledge, in creating new sources for innovative opportunities as well as additional cooperation possibilities. The presentation addressed the importance of Open Innovation, its core framework conditions and Uruguay´s main innovation highlights.