The Egyptian Dream Creativity and Innovation By: Ziad Abdel Tawab Communication Department manager Information and decision support center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outline: • I. Creativity Vs. Innovation. • Global Innovation Index (GII). • III. Egypt’s position. • IV. Our Culture. • Is It really important? • VI. The Indian Experience.
Creativity Vs. Innovation Creativity: The process of generating ideas Innovation: Refining and implementation of ideas- putting ideas into action. Global Innovation Index for Countries.
Global Innovation Index (GII) Calculated for 130 country Inputs are Human Capacity Institutions and Policies Infrastructure Market Sophistication Business Sophistication Values from 1 to 7
(40-21) (61-80) (41-60) (1-20) (81-100) N/A Least 30
2007/2008 2008/2009 Egypt’s position.
Our Culture. 1) Doing business as usual
2) Obsessed by machines and systems Our Culture Cont.
3) Thinking inside the box Our Culture Cont.
4) Following the herd Our Culture Cont.
5) Afraid to be different Our Culture Cont.
Bernard Shaw Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. Albert Einstein Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
In the Past We had to work to survive
Now We have to produce to survive
In the near future We will have to innovate to survive
Shocking Figures - In 2005, the 17 countries of the Arab world together produced 13,444 scientific publications, fewer than the 15,455 achieved by Harvard University alone. -Egypt expenditures on R&D = 0.2 % of the GDP while Israel's is 4.5 % -Egypt Hi-Tech exports = 0.6 % of the total manufactured exports while Israel is 13.9 % -Egypt publish 2500 book while UK publish around 206,000 book yearly -Over one-third (37%) of Americans say they read more then ten books in an average year while only 9 % read less than one book.
The Indian Experience. Excellence in corporate, academic and science institutions Encourage innovation at the bottom of the pyramid and in rural areas. Using Incubation centers Has a National Innovation Act, 2008, Supporting public, private or public-private initiatives, which will facilitate and encourage innovation, specially low cost technologies, products and services
The Indian Experience. Setting of Special Innovation Parks and Zones, investments in universities, Setting up more centers of excellence and institutions engaged in sciences, technologies, mathematics and engineering or finance, management, law, and legal services. Creating a knowledge map of the best practices in villages in respect of areas like agriculture, animal husbandry, herbal medicines, Over the last seven years, India has identified over 65,000 innovative practices and has registered 102 patents including 3 international ones
So….. Can we Do it ? …..