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The INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative (IIPI) was set up in April 2010 on the Abu Dhabi campus to work with governments across the Middle East region on innovation policy related issues. Its mission is to become a leading resource and knowledge hub on the role of government in fostering innovative activities in businesses and the wider community. Read more about us...


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IIPI Celebrating UAE Innovation Week:


Policy Innovation Processor (PIP) Workshop >>


Government Innovation Lab >>



         KPIs for Innovation in 

         Government >>

The Global Competitiveness of Regions >>


          Open Innovation>>


Innovative Labour Market Reforms >>

Towards an Effective Multi-stakeholder Consultation Process: Applying the Imagine Method in Context of Abu Dhabi’s Education Policy


Systemic Practice and Action Research

This paper is concerned with the many interleaving issues that emerge when engaging multiple stakeholders in decision-making. Whilst recognising the intrinsic value of group work and keeping in mind the numerous issues that obstruct group work (including multiple roles for participants, bias due to domination and distortion emerging from uneven group inputs), we applied the Imagine method to propose a new framework... Read paper

Investing in Future Leaders:

How Impact Investment Can Enable Underprivileged Talents to Access Best-in-Class Higher Education


A report commissioned by Credit Suisse

Research has shown that higher education is correlated with lower unemployment and higher income, making it a powerful tool in combatting poverty. Yet these economic gains are only the tip of the iceberg for those students who attend prestigious universities, located in high-income developed countries. For students who attend these best-in-class tertiary institutions, the benefits extend to... Read paper

Are you getting your ROI in Innovation?

Metrics and KPIs

Innovation Brief No. 3

As the celebrations of the Innovation Week are taking place across the UAE, we are delighted to introduce the 3rd of our Innovation Brief series in partnership with AlixPartners – a global business advisory company.

The Innovation Brief Series draws on a wealth of unique data and insights about innovation in the UAE.  The third Innovation Brief discusses the issue of metrics and KPIs in the innovation domain and explores how governments and firms know that they are getting the best return on investment in science, technology and innovation.

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Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-first Century >>>
The Anatomy of Innovation >>>

Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum 2016 >>>

World Government Summit >>

Contemporary Government Roles in the Knowledge Economy Era >>
INSEAD Innovation & Policy Initiative Newsletter - Vol5/Issue15 - December 2015. Read more


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