Press release: New Emerge Partnership launched to incentivize innovation

Government and industry seek to kick-start rapid growth

Budapest, 13 October 2015 – The new Emerge Partnership was launched today at ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest, bringing together a core group of stakeholders to provide thought-leadership and best-practice advice to help inform government policy-making. Emerge Partners will be actively engaged in supporting innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and include representatives from the United Nations and other international organizations, the ICT industry, incubator/accelerator managers as well as development/innovation practitioners. Business to government (B2G) dialogues took centre-stage today at ITU Telecom World 2015, where the Emerge Partnership was launched as a means of facilitating public-private collaboration. Large multinationals, start-ups and SMEs outlined key priorities and requirements for government policy-makers to provide a vital enabling environment for innovation and private enterprise. Read the blog: “Why SMEs are at the heart of #ITUWorld 2015

For full text see: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/44.aspx

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