GFCC Report: Connecting Farm, City and Technology                                                   

The GFCC is proud to release its newest report, Connecting Farm, City and Technology, by esteemed GFCC Senior Fellows, Banning Garrett and Fred Davies. By 2050, two thirds of the world will be urban, and food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability of land, water, and energy. An in depth study on how smart integration of technology can create sustainable food ecosystems for the developing world, this report examines how to face the growing food challenge of the 21st century.

Find the full report here: Connecting Farm, City and Technology

 Speed & Leadership: University and Research Leadership Forum Report

The GFCC is proud to release its 2017-2018 report for the University and Research Leadership Forum, providing the latest account of Forum updates. This includes details on the Forum’s second annual meeting in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the release of reports for its two global task forces. The GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum is comprised of 40 universities from around the world, working in collaboration to enhance their own institutions and competitiveness of higher education as a whole. The Forum, chaired by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla of UC San Diego, will reconvene in September 2018 in Argentina to continue their collaboration and share their latest findings in Forum initiatives.

Find the full report here: GFCC 2017-2018 University Forum Report

 GFCC’s 2017-2018 “Growing” Report

The GFCC’s Annual Report for 2017-2018 has been published, featuring information on the latest GFCC accomplishments. This includes details on new membership and initiatives, as well as an account of the 2017 Global Innovation Summit in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

Find the full report here: GFCC 2017-2018 Annual Report


GFCC Task Force Report: Optimizing Innovation Alliances

Universities’ engagement with industry and alliances to foster innovation are crucial for economic development and prosperity. GFCC’s Optimizing Innovation Alliances, the report of one of the two Task Forces of the GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum, that were launched in 2016 in London, outlines these innovative practices and explores new, innovative and fruitful ways to improve such alliances across 18 participating universities.

Find the full report here: GFCC Optimizing Innovation Alliances


GFCC Task Force Report: Leveraging Extreme Innovation

Big, bold, transformational projects – across time, industries and nations – have a tremendous impact on the economy, new technologies and applications of innovative ideas. Universities play a significant role in providing the talent behind these projects, the infrastructures, and to catalyze the partnerships to make such projects a reality. The Leveraging Extreme Innovation Task Force, launched in 2016 by the GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum in London, explores 17 of such multi-billion dollar transformational projects across 60+ years.

Find the full report here: GFCC Leveraging Extreme Innovation.


GFCC’s 2016-2017 “Accelerating” Report

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.

Download the report here:

GFCC Report Accelerating 2016-2017



Competitiveness Decoder®: Decoding National Innovation

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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

Download the guide here.


Convergence & Circulation: University and Research Leadership Report


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.

Learn more and read the report here.


THINKERS—21st Century Infrastructure for CompetitivenessTHINKERS image

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.

Read the report here.


Global Competitiveness Principles

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.

GFCC Global Competitiveness Principles 2018

GFCC Global Competitiveness Principles 2017

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GFCC Global Competitiveness Principles 2011

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Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy

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.

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2018

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2017

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2016

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2015

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2014

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2013

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2012

GFCC Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy 2011