May 16

3rd AfricaLics PhD Academy in November 2014

AfricaLics is holding its third PhD Academy for PhD students studying in Africa or on African based innovation and development issues. The 3rd AfricaLics PhD Academy that will take place in Kenya on 17th -28th November 2014. The call for participation is now open.
The African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics) was launched in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, in March, 2012. It is a network of scholars working on how innovation and competence-building can be harnessed for development in Africa. It is a regional chapter of the world-wide network Globelics and its activities are supported by Sida, Sweden.
The network’s objective is to promote the development of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) research capacity in Africa with strong links to users through research training and research projects. The long term objective of this network is to enable African countries to develop the capacity to study, monitor and evaluate their innovation system and to develop evidence-based policy for the betterment of society.
For more information please visit AfricaLics Academy webpage ( or email

May 09

TMCD Visiting Fellowship sponsored by the Cairncross Foundation

logo“The Technology & Management Centre for Development is advertising for a Visiting Fellowship sponsored by the Cairncross Foundation. The Fellowship will provide £5000 per year for the fellow to his/her use of office space and facilities in Oxford and to participate in one international conference to disseminate the research findings.This Fellowship is ideally to be combined with other visiting fellowship.

The priority for this year’s visiting fellowship will be given to research in the areas of: innovation for the low income communities / innovation for the Base of the Pyramid / frugal innovation in China. The Fellowship will provided to scholars with a PhD degree and a strong track record in innovation research”

The application deadline is May 30, 2014.

For more information, visit:




May 08

OECD Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive Growth, April 2014

The fourth newsletter of the OECD project “Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive Growth” highlights the Symposium on Innovation for Inclusive Growth that was held on 20–21 March 2014 and the OECD Global Forum on Development will be held on 2 July 2014.

“A Symposium on Innovation for Inclusive Growth was held on 20–21 March 2014 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. A joint event of the OECD and the Growth Dialogue, this Symposium brought together leading experts and policy makers from advanced, emerging and developing economies to discuss the critical challenges that need to be addressed for innovation to support inclusive growth, and identify key principles. More information and documents can be found on the event’s page“.

“The OECD Global Forum on Development will be held on 2 July 2014 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. One of the Forum sessions will focus specifically on the Innovation for Inclusive Growth project. It will gather representatives of governments from OECD and non-OECD member countries, private sector, academia, foundations, and OECD experts”.


May 08

Market Menagerie by Smita Srinivas

Market Menagerie, Health and Development in Late Industrial States. Smita Srinivas, 2012.

The author of Market Menagerie is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University in New York City.

This book “examines technological advance and market regulation in the health industries of nations such as India, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Japan. Pharmaceutical and life science industries can reinforce economic development and industry growth, but not necessarily positive health outcomes. Yet well-crafted industrial and health policies can strengthen each other and reconcile economic and social goals.”




Read a review of the book:

May 07

Papers on inclusive innovation at GLOBELICS 2013

The 11th GLOBELICS International Conference “Entrepreneurship, innovation policy and development in an era of increased globalization” was held on 11-13 September 2013 at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Papers presented at this conference on inclusive innovation issues:


Author(s) Title
Ann Kingiri An example of inclusive innovation in Energy
Rebecca Hanlin An example of inclusive innovation in health
Jeffrey Orozco Institutional innovation and inclusive growth: lessons from the coffee and palm oil sectors in Costa Rica
Dinesh Kumar Abrol Understanding Grassroots Innovation: Patterns and Sources of Contribution of Honeybee Network
Raphael Kaplinsky, Rebecca Hanlin and Joanna Chataway Inclusive Innovation – An Architecture for Policy Development
Isabel Bortagaray and Natalia Gras Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Inclusive Development: Shifting Trends in South America
Alexandre Vera-Cruz, Rosalba Casas, Claudia de Fuentes and Arturo Torres Strategies and Governance of the Mexican National Innovation System: Challenges for an Inclusive Development
Arturo Torres and Betsabé Castellanos Social Mission of the University: A Case Study in the Health Sector in Mexico
Maria Clara Couto Soares and José Eduardo Cassiolato Innovation Systems and Social Inclusion: Preliminary Evidences Based on Empirical Work on Health Local Systems
Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Lindile Ndabeni and Rasigan Maharajh Rural Health Systems in South Africa: The Role of Local Innovation in Social Inclusion
Dinar Kale Regulation Quagmire, Inclusive Innovations and Arrested Development: Evidence from the Indian Medical Device Industry
Andrew Roberts Cummings Strengthening Innovation Capabilities for Inclusive Territorial Development in El Salvador, Central America
Clovis Freire Is There a Path To Inclusive and Low Carbon Growth?
Oluseye Oladayo Jegede Knowledge Sharing, Innovation Policies and Inclusive Development in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria



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