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Accelerating Competitiveness Through Collaboration

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Building Competitiveness Online Series

The global landscape is rapidly changing. The connections between local and national economies and the need to foster innovation from the bottom-up have prompted the design of new competitiveness strategies. Between June 30 and October 19, the GFCC hosts a new conversation series, Building Competitiveness: From Local to Global, gathering innovative leaders from around the globe in four high-level virtual panels that will enlighten the pathway to the 2022 Global Innovation Summit.

Global Innovation Summit happens in Greece this year

The GFCC is pleased to announce that it will host its flagship event, the Global Innovation Summit, in Athens, Greece, on November 14-16, with field trips to Ioannina on November 17 and 19. This year’s theme is Building Competitiveness: From Local to Global, with discussions around competitiveness priorities, enablers, and future competitiveness strategies. Learn more about the event here.


Call for Researchers

We have two open positions for researchers interested in participating in a joint initiative developed by the GFCC and its member the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Innovating Out of Crisis will deepen understanding and develop recommended actions to tackle crises and build resilience in local communities, global businesses, and governments worldwide.


Click here to learn more. Only researchers linked to university members of the GFCC network can apply.

About the GFCC

Founded in 2010, the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) is a network of leaders and organizations from around the world committed to competitiveness and higher living standards. Our members strive to achieve innovation, productivity and prosperity in their nations, regions and cities. The GFCC develops and implements concepts, initiatives and tools to navigate the complex competitiveness landscape and take action.


Thriving markets and people rely on both their own national policies and collaborations across the globe. In this spirit, the GFCC brings together experts for their mutual competitiveness and benefit, true to the motto of Accelerating Competitiveness through Collaboration. ​

Get to know more about us.


Our initiatives

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Learning Labs

University and Research
Leadership Forum


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Global Competitiveness

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Global Competitiveness

GFCC Membership

The GFCC provides its members with exclusive access to a network of global leaders, international competitiveness organizations, renowned corporations and research institutes by providing a platform for connections through global events and internal initiatives that are exclusively available to members. ​


Members of the GFCC engage with each other regularly, exchanging ideas, addressing challenges related to innovation and competitiveness, and comparing best practices. The GFCC not only facilitates this, but also rationalizes and filters this information. Thus, we provide research for our members through annual reports that prove valuable for their future endeavors and competitiveness strategies, be they national or international.

Get to know more info on membership types and benefits.