A recent meeting at Harvard organized by the World Bank Institute and others brought togehter 40 high-level stakeholders that included entrepreneurs, academic leaders, representatives from NGOs and donor agencies and senior policy-makers from Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Questions/issues discussed included How can innovation be more inclusive of the poor? Why is inclusive innovation important to emerging economies?
I am glad to share that at HP and HP Labs we have been engaging in open (inclusive) innovation for many years now, involving academia, NGOs, governments and other companies. For example. our Lab in India addresses specifically the needs of emerging regions, and our global citizenship innovation programs scope the globe.