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Driving Innovation Out of Crisis

Driving Innovation in Times of Crisis

About This Initiative

In today's volatile world, crises are becoming increasingly frequent and severe, putting global stability and prosperity at risk. The good news is, amidst these challenges, there are opportunities for innovation that can help us emerge stronger and more resilient. Enter the Driving Innovation in Times of Crisis initiative.

 

Our goal is to deepen our understanding of crises, offering insights that translate into actionable recommendations. By enabling early crisis recognition, we empower businesses, governments, and organizations to not only weather turbulent times but to thrive in the face of adversity.

 

This is a GFCC initiative kick-started in partnership with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Explore Our Research

In 2023, we onboarded two researchers working in organizations within our network: John Katsos, Ph.D. candidate at Queens University Belfast, and Ailun Gu, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland.

 

They based their work on extensive academic research and a series of interviews with our members and fellows, which resulted in a white paper on crisis definitions and frameworks and three case studies, uncovering the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.

 

The latter was written by Denys Ilnytskyy, an academic from Kyiv National Economic University.

Download each of these publications below.

GFCC DITC Driving Innovation Out of Crisis

Assets from Past Events

Webinar: 
The Next
Crises

October, 2023

This webinar explored emerging risks and the critical aspect of crisis recognition. Our experts discussed signs of current impending crises and strategies to mitigate their impact and seize the opportunities to innovate.

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Webinar: Innovation in the Face of Adversity

August, 2023

The webinar explored the intersection of crisis and innovation, reviewing historical moments when innovation flourished and changed the world.

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Webinar: Learning From Past Crises

October, 2022

Crisis preparedness and resilience have become key topics in policy and business, as the frequency and severity of disruptive events are on the rise. In an era of uncertainty and shocks, resilience has become a competitive advantage. Learning from past crises was central element of this webinar.

  • YouTube

Watch the full webinar on our Youtube channel

Webinar: Learning to Navigate Crises

September, 2022

Times of crisis present a unique opportunity for societies to find new solutions and innovate. In this session, we surveyed lessons from the Japanese experience in dealing with disasters and how the corporate sector addresses crisis preparedness and gets ready for future shocks.

  • YouTube

Watch the full webinar on our Youtube channel

Driving Innovation in Times of Crisis Report

The report documents efforts and accomplishments made by the GFCC and JST throughout 2022 to understand crises and find opportunities for innovation through resilience. Download the report to access valuable insights from past events and glimpse the future of the flagship initiative Driving Innovation in Times of Crisis.

Driving Innovation in Times of Crisis Report

Our Team

Roberto Alvarez the gfcc executive director
Yuko Tsuda the japan science and technology agency deputy director
John Katsos the gfcc research fellow
Kazuyoshi Shimada the japan science and technology agency executive director
Elaine Rodriguez Strategic Management Associate
DITC-Team Members Denys Ilnytskyy
Simone Melo the gfcc communications manager
Ailun Gu the gfcc research fellow
DITC-Team Members Cris Allen

Initiative Partners

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Become a partner for this Initiative

By joining us you will engage with a unique group of multi sector organizations from across the globe, have the opportunity to sharpen your knowledge about innovation in times of crises, and define priorities on how to tackle future crisis. There are many ways your organization can engage in this initiative.

 

 

Fill out our form and we will be in touch with you soon.

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