GCIP Partner Countries
As our world continues to globalize, the synergetic value of collaboration among developing countries and advanced economies is quickly leading to innovation linkages, and receiving recognition as a catalyst for game changing solutions at the global level.
Starting with the pilot in South Africa in 2011, the GCIP has been implemented in a total of eight countries including, Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey, with the most recent launch in Morocco in 2016. The innovations identified and developed in GCIP partner countries also have the potential to address challenges in other parts of the world. GCIP provides opportunities for the locally grown solutions to reap global impacts by providing mentoring and market access across borders.
Icons: Alfredo/CC BY 3.0
The key objectives of the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) are to improve competitiveness of the Armenian IT/High-Tech sector in the global marketplace, build linkages with international entities, provide assistance in investment attraction, export promotion and establishment of a venture capital institutes, startup acceleration, as well as to stimulate formation of the Armenian IT industry development infrastructure, capacity building, IT/High-Tech industry development in the regions and formation of e-society in the country.
The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) promotes a vibrant micro, small and medium-enterprise (MSME) sector through designing and implementation of policies, and facilitation and monitoring of programmes, projects and schemes, with a view to assisting MSMEs and for scaling-up. MoMSME encourages entrepreneurship, employment and livelihood opportunities and enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs in the changed economic scenario.
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) is a partnership between the industry and the public sector in Malaysia, working together to prospect for business and technology at the domestic and international market-place. It is an independent and non-profit organisation driven by a membership drawn from both the public and private sectors. It acts as a think tank that underlines the key strategies that must be taken in order to develop the country’s high technology industry and to further position Malaysia as a globally competitive player. MIGHT constructs these strategies based on the combined input from the high technology industry, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions.
The State Secretariat of Sustainable Development is the ministerial department in charge of the development of the national sustainable development strategy and monitoring of its implementation and evaluation, in coordination and collaboration with the relevant ministerial departments. The State Secretariat also promotes cooperation with public bodies, local and regional authorities, the private sector and non-governmental organizations in the field of environment and sustainable development. It also works on the integration of the environmental dimension into development, education, training and scientific research programs and development of green entrepreneurship and friendly initiatives.
The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) is mandated to advise the Government on the development of Science and Technology (S&T) at the national level. The Council is involved in (S&T) and Innovation Policy making, planning, implementation and carrying out policy studies.
The PCST is also the secretariat of the National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST), headed by the Prime Minister (who takes the major decisions for the development of S&T). The PCST works as a ‘Think Tank’ to identify the priority areas of research and development keeping in view the futuristic developments of science and technology in Pakistan.
The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) was established with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations. TIA’s core business objective is to support the development and commercialization of competitive technology-based services and products. The Agency primarily uses South Africa’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help diversify the economy.
The Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP), under supervision of Ministry of Industry, is mandated to support and reinforce small and medium enterprises (SMEs), community-based enterprises, entrepreneurs, and industrial service providers to achieve excellent performances and sustainability. The activities DIP carries out to deliver on its mandate comprise enhancing industrial networking of relevant public and private sectors; recommending policies and measures on development of as well as supporting capacity building of SMEs, community-based enterprises, entrepreneurs, and service providers.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), established in 1963, is the leading agency for management, funding and conducting of research in Turkey. TUBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities. Setting its vision to be an innovative, guiding, participating and cooperating institution in the fields of science and technology, TUBİTAK not only supports innovation and academic and industrial R&D studies, but in line with national priorities, also develops scientific and technological policies and manages R&D institutes, carrying out research, and technology and development studies.