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					   A Global UNIDO Network
                of
University Chairs on Innovation
            02 June 2008

             Evert Kok
UNIDO - Key Facts…




• UN Specialized Agency since 1986
• Lead role within UN system on industrial development

• Constitutional mandate to promote sustainable industrial development in
developing countries and countries in transition
• Focus on technical cooperation: policy advice, institutional capacity-
building and business development services
UNIDO - Key Figures…

•   Staff on board (non-project)                                : 650
             (2006)



•   Budget   (regular+operational)                              : € 174 million
             (2006-07)


•   Technical cooperation delivery                              : $ 227 million
             (2006-2007 est.)


•   Project expert appointments                                 : 2,850
             (per year, about half from developing countries)
Headquarters in Vienna

                         Liaison offices in
30 Field Offices plus   New York, Geneva      19 Investment and
 13 units in UNDP            Brussels             Technology
       offices                                 Promotion Offices


                           Headquarters,
                              Vienna


34 National Cleaner                              10 Industrial
Production Centres/                               Technology
    networks                Some 50                Centres
                          Subcontracting
                           Exchanges
  Long-term     To contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular to
       Goal     poverty eradication through sustainable industrial development.




   Thematic     Poverty reduction through                   Trade                         Energy
   Priorities      productive activities               capacity-building             and environment



                        Industrial Policy,            Enterprise Upgrading for
 Programme         Business Environment and                                             Renewable Energy
                                                        Trade Enhancement
Components            Institutional Support

                      Rural and Women’s             Competitiveness Analysis and
                                                                                       Climate Change and
                 Entrepreneurship Development          Trade-related Policies
                                                                                    Industrial Energy Efficiency
                   SME Cluster Development         Innovation Systems, Technology
                                                      Management and Foresight
                     Agro-processing and                                                  Cleaner and
                   Value Chain Development                                           Sustainable Production
                                                      Modernization of Export-
                 Rural Energy for Productive Use      oriented Agro-industries
                                                                                       Water Management
                    Sustainable Production in           SME Export Consortia
                       Poor Communities
Poverty Reduction through Productive
Activities
Poverty Reduction through Productive
Activities
Innovation; a few remarks
 Innovation
    is not
Technology
    is not
   Science
$$$ => Science   & Technology => Ideas


     Ideas => Innovation => $$$
      Market
        =
       Need
        +
the Capacity to Pay
Determinants of success of innovations




      Intervention + Context = Impact




E. Arnold, fm Pawson & Tilley
Shift in knowledge systems
                                     Professional Model   Organisational Model

Knowledge                            Knowledge acquired   Knowledge acquired by
base                                 by formal training   action and
                                                          experimentation




Knowledge                            individual based     group-based
organisation

Transfer of                          Explicit and         Tacit and human network
knowledge                            document based       based

OECD 2003; Networks of Innovation.
  From Mind to Market:
                   Major conclusions
 Linking Science and Technology through Innovation to Market
  Capitalization

 Process, Product, Organizational and Market Innovations.

 Use of methodologies to reduce risk and increase success rates

 National and Regional Innovation Systems

 Learning by doing: from professional knowledge to organizational
  knowledge
Why Innovation: Human Resources



"We are not taught to think for ourselves and be
creative. Rather we are taught how to pass
exams and get a good mark"
From a recent BBC production
A Global UNIDO Network of
University Chairs on Innovation
  Vision

 By 2013, a UNIDO Global University Innovation Network connects
   300 Universities.

 Each Member State has obtained significant capacity to raise
   Industrial Innovators.

 Effective Industry – University cooperation in Innovation that brings
   commercial benefits.
  Essential Elements

 University Chairs on Innovation
   – Professors from Industry (funding external to UNIDO)
   – Actual Innovation projects with Industry
 UNIDO Consultative Committee on Innovation (Systems) Strategies
    – Annual publication on strategies that actually work
 National Programmes for Human Resource Development for Innovation
   – PHD, Masters, Vocational
   – Curriculum re-building
   – Secondary education programmes on creativity
 University Alumni and Professional Associations outreach programme
   – Amongst others, connect with TNCs’ board rooms
 South-south cooperation
    Pilot phase: Africa - Europe

 Expert Group Meeting April 2007
 Technical Meeting August 2007
  Pilot Phase 1 : Africa – Europe
Participation of:
     Austria,          Graz University of Technology
     Burkina Faso      Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso
     Egypt             Heliopolis University
     Italy             Politecnico di Milano
     Kenya             University of Nairobi
     the Netherlands   Delft University of Technology
     Nigeria           University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba
     Rwanda            Kigali Institute of Technology
     Senegal           Université de Thiés
     Sierra Leone      Njala University, Freetown
     South Africa      Tshwane University of Technology
     Tanzania          University of Dar es Salaam
     Zambia            The University of Zambia
Criteria for Network Activities

 African Enterprise
 African University
 European University
 Innovative element
 Capacity Building element / student participation
 Commercial relevance
African countries’ priority
setting for areas of activities

 Energy and Manufacturing
 Agro-food, Water, Health
 New technologies, ICT
CAMI - Conference of the African Ministers of
Industry, September 2007

•       Discussion and adoption of Plan of Action for the
        Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa
•       Request to UNIDO to support the implementation

AU – Summit of Heads of State and
Governments, January 2008
    •    Endorsement of the AU CAMI Plan of Action
A Global UNIDO Network of
University Chairs on Innovation

Some results
Network structure
           GLOBAL UNIDO NETWORK OF UNIVERSITY CHAIRS ON INNOVATION
            (2007 - 09 : African Universities, European Universities, UNIDO, donors)
            (2010 - 13 : Increase network to 300 Chairs, Stable donors, Enterprises)

SUPPORT PACKAGE

        AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES               DEMO PROJECTS:
                                           TWINNING MASTERS
      Product           Process            STUDENTS                        GOVERNMENT

     Innovation        Innovation                                      (EDUCATION/ INDUSTRY)

     Marketing       Organizational
     Innovation        Innovation               SECTORIAL/
                                                 INDUSTRY
                                                   BODIES                 National/ Regional
                                                                         Innovation Policies

         AFRICAN INDUSTRIAL
            ENTERPRISES

        Commercial Innovations




                                    DEMANDS / NEEDS
Support Package
Structure of Support Package…
Determinants of success of innovations




  Intervention + Context = Impact


    EU-knowledge        African
    on University –   University
      Enterprise      knowledge
     cooperation      on Context
Reference Cases
Components from three EU Universities
Problems with current lighting
products
Next steps

 Consolidation of overall programme and funds
  mobilization for coordination of a pilot EU-Africa network
 Phase I: Launching phase: 2008-2009:
   Three-tier approach:
   - Network building,
   - Initiation of 50 innovation projects in Africa with industrial enterprises
   - Funding proposals,
 Phase 2: Establishment of innovation Chairs network in
  25 universities: 2008-2010
 Phase 3: Towards a global network of 300 Chairs: 2010-
  2013
    Thank you
for your attention
                                       Evert Kok
                       Technology Promotion Unit
      Investment and Technology Promotion Branch
                                e.kok@unido.org
                      www.unido.org/innochairnet

				
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