Innovation and Creativity Mindset

Goals

To obtain a global perspective of how innovation is being approached in different countries. By understanding the mindset of countries towards innovation, this research would be used in preparation for a workshop.

Early Findings

  • According to an Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report, many countries have developed and introduced strategies aimed at driving "leadership in emerging information technology application areas".
  • Besides investing, Canada has established agencies, and introduced strategies to encourage growth in quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • The European Union has also developed an AI strategy and asked each of its individual member states to follow suit.
  • Numerous countries have defined strategies aimed at ensuring "leadership in manufacturing digitalization, or “Industry 4.0,” including Bangladesh, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Sweden, and the Philippines".
  • In terms of mindset, China and India have a strong work ethic and technology skillsets that promote agile development.
  • According to research conducted by Guanhui Xie & Yonjeong Paik, power distance, collectivism, and uncertainty avoidance influence creativity and innovation in Asia. However, these factors have had mixed results.

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