The GFCC’s Annual Report for 2016 – 2017 is now available, with information on the GFCC’s accomplishments over the past year. This includes details on new membership, as well our 2016 Global Innovation Summit in London, hosted by Imperial College London.
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The GFCC’s Competitiveness Decoder® is a one of a kind visualization tool for understanding the drivers of national competitiveness. This information sheet demonstrates how to use features of the Competitiveness Decoder® to visualize data across countries, to both statically and dynamically identify big innovation players globally, their shared traits, and best practices for innovation. You can download the guide below and access the Decoder at decoder.thegfcc.org.
The GFCC is proud to announce the launch of its new report, “Convergence & Circulation,” an in-depth account of the inaugural meeting of the University and Research Leadership Forum in London, November 2016. The report also unveils the creation of two new global task forces that will help universities identify and scale up solutions to foster innovation: ‘Leveraging Extreme Innovation’ and ‘Optimizing Innovation Alliances,’ which are now being launched. The GFCC University and Research Forum is comprised of forty universities from twenty countries working collaboratively to advance research centers and institutions of higher learning as engines of economic growth. The Forum, chaired by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, will meet again in November 2017 in Malaysia to continue the conversation and review the results of the task forces.
THINKERS, is a presentation of Thinkers50 India, which is about discussing new ideas, new thoughts, addressing challenging issues, forging new paths, in the process creating an ever widening circle of thought leadership and create synergy in the thought leadership space by integrating the online and offline experiences. GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith authored the first chapter in the report: Infrastructure In The Age Of Innovation. The article explores a host of new and scalable innovations and applications, which will be required to meet the needs for modern infrastructure and of sustainable environments.
An annual and ever evolving statement of competitiveness principles for countries to contend in the global marketplace. Among other key elements, the document emphasizes the importance of innovation, intellectual property, skilled workforce, open and fair trade, natural resources productivity and transparent and smart regulations to economic growth. The GFCC Global Competitiveness Principles were agreed upon by the GFCC and its network of over 30 national competitiveness organizations. First released in 2010, the Global Competitiveness Principles have been refined and released every year to reflect the changing global economic environment and the themes highlighted in each GFCC Annual Meeting and Global Competitiveness Summit. A reliable infrastructure, public-private partnerships and steady funding for research and development were also listed among the most important elements of a globally competitive economy.
This annual report on global competitiveness best practices – featuring member testimonials, strategies and case studies highlighting the impact of these best practices – serves as a valuable tool for competitiveness councils around the world. The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils intends Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy to be not only informative, but enlightening. There are models to be copied in this report, and ideas to be tried. The GFCC Annual Meeting and Global Innovation Summit functions as the launching point each year for the collection of best practices from around the world.