Seminar - Towards a Global Green Innovation Foundation: leveraging open reciprocal and responsible innovations systems
Innovations are defined as new ways of addressing an unmet need through modification in one of the four dimensions of a product or service involving: material, method, applications/uses or delivery. At least one of the four should be new: a solution may have new material but used by an old method, for old purpose and even old or already existing delivery system and likewise for other parameters. It is possible that one can have novelty in more than one parameters.
The inclusivity of any innovation depends upon the degree to which the solution is accessible, affordable, available and adaptable to disadvantaged communities. These communities can arise on account of spatial, sectoral, social, skill, seasonal or temporal and structural exclusion of the people. How do we design a global innovation foundation such that innovation is empathetic, reciprocal, responsible and respectful of community creativity, aspirations and even contradictions.