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Issue No. 2
March 2013

In this Newsletter:

Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Croatia, Dubrovnik, 23-24 May 2013

Innovative Development in Kazakhstan: the contribution of the UNECE Innovation Performance Review

Implementation of recommendations: UNECE Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

Social enterprise as an example of social innovation

Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration

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The UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration (CECI) promotes the knowledge-based economy and innovation. This newsletter provides a platform for disseminating its results and dialogue within its stakeholder community. For current and previous news about CECI's activities in the area of knowledge-based development, please see http://www.unece.org/kbdnews.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Croatia, Dubrovnik, 23-24 May 2013

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Innovation is a key driver of sustainable prosperity everywhere, and entrepreneurship is the powerful engine that drives innovation. Many of the challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship policies are shared throughout the UNECE region. Snjezana Ivic Pavlovski, Head of Department, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia, discusses the current state of innovation policy in Croatia and announces an international conference discussing the challenges and prospects of innovation and entrepreneurship policies.

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Innovative Development in Kazakhstan: the contribution of the UNECE Innovation Performance Review

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Kazakhstan, as other fast-growing countries, focuses on the development of knowledge-based industries and more sophisticated technological processing as a way to strengthen its position in the global market. Zhumatay Salimov, Director at Kazakhstan’s National Agency for Technological Development, discusses the results of its technology forecasting exercise, and the country’s innovation strategy.

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Implementation of recommendations: UNECE Innovation Performance Review of Belarus

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Vladimir Nedilko, Head of Department of External Economic Affairs, Belarusian Innovation Fund, discusses the recommendations emanating from a review of the country’s innovation system carried out by UNECE experts and the steps being taken to implement these recommendations.

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Social enterprise as an example of social innovation

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Social innovation can be defined as new responses to pressing social demands. Better services and different solutions are needed to generate social value by enabling any citizen to become an active part of the innovation process, says Anna Kaderabkova, Research Director at the Czech University of Economics and Management.

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Recent Events:

7th session of the UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration, Geneva, Switzerland, 5-7 December 2012 http://www.unece.org/ceci/documents/2012/cecisession7

Workshop on promoting innovation as a source of international competitiveness, Minsk, Belarus, 15 November 2012 http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=31802

Upcoming Activities:

65th Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, including a debate on the role of innovation in creating a dynamic and competitive economy, Geneva, Switzerland, 9-11 April 2013 http://www.unece.org/commission/2013/65th_index.html

International workshop on “Developing the Regional Dimension of Innovation Policy”, Astana, Kazakhstan, 19 April 2013
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/ceci/documents/KBD_Newsletter/Issue_2/5_Astana.pdf

International Workshops on Intellectual Property and Innovation, organized by the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine, 25-26 March and 28-29 March 2013 http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/ceci/documents/KBD_Newsletter/Issue_2/7_Kiev_IP_and_Innovation_Agenda_DRAFT.pdf

The 9th INSME Annual Meeting on “The governance of innovation: building an innovative eco-system for SMEs, Izmir, Turkey, 21-24 May 2013
http://www.unece.org.unecedev.colo.iway.ch/fileadmin/DAM/ceci/documents/KBD_Newsletter/Issue_2/6_INSMEE_article.pdf