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National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, Chile

The National Innovation Council for Competitiveness is a public-private partnership that acts as permanent adviser to the President of the Republic.

The National Innovation Council for Competitiviness proposal is based on three strategic pillars:
1. The establishment of a system of lifelong learning, accessible and quality that allows the country to have the human capital demand of the Knowledge Economy.
2. Strengthening platform generation, dissemination and application of knowledge which is based on continuous efforts and strong scientific and technological research consistent with the productive and social problems of the country.
3. The consolidation of an innovative business focused on value creation as a strategy of competition in global markets, with companies that are willing to take the leading role that they bear in the research and development and innovation.

Timeline entry contributed by Níckolas Laport

Symposium ’09: Session 4 – Internationalisation of science, technology and innovation policy – what room for “constitutional” reform?

In response to the set of proposals put forward in the New Manifesto (outlined by Andy Stirling), this session, chaired by Adrian Ely, discussed the potential for reform of institutions involved in setting STI policy (including governmental and non-governmental actors at national and international levels).

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Symposium ’09: Session 3 – What opportunities are presented by the global redistribution of innovative activity?

This session was chaired by Martin Bell and discussed the opportunities and challenges resulting from the emergence of new centres of science and innovation.

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Symposium ’09: Session 2 – Grassroots/bottom up innovation – how to facilitate emergence and flourishing

The second session, chaired by Ian Scoones, took forward one of the focal points of the new manifesto, that innovation is already occurring across the world in forms that are not necessarily picked up by conventional metrics or policies.

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Background paper / The Original ‘Sussex Manifesto’: Its Past and Future Relevance

By Adrian Ely and Martin Bell

The original “Sussex Manifesto” called for radical change in international debate and action about harnessing science and technology to development.

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Background paper / Silver Bullets, Grand Challenges and the New Philanthropy

By Sally Brooks, Melissa Leach, Henry Lucas, Erik Millstone

Whether generic ‘silver bullet’ solutions can address complex development problems has been debated for many years.

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