Innovation Section

Innovation is integral to a country’s performance as enhanced productivity ultimately results in higher social welfare. The large disparities in income and social development between developed and developing countries are often rooted in considerable differences in their industrial development and use of technology, and the resulting gaps in their productivity. These gaps may grow with the shift towards the new industrial revolution, summarized in the concept of industry 4.0. However, effective utilization of innovation enables sustainable solutions for inclusive economic development and environmental challenges. Therefore, to achieve transformative changes and to transfer and deploy technology for entrepreneurship, innovation needs to be scaled-up and spread globally.

 

Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) 

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) was established in 2015 to build bridges between manufacturers, governments, multilateral organizations, technologists, the research community and investors, in order to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s transformative potential for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. A joint initiative between UNIDO and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates, GMIS is a platform which helps us create new partnerships, initiatives and actions connected to digital manufacturing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated public health measures enacted worldwide, the third edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit could not take place in a traditional face-to-face format as originally planned. However, in light of this challenge it has been decided to convene GMIS 2020 as a digital webinar series, to take place from 30 June-25 August, leading to a virtual Summit, to be held from 4-5 September 2020.

The #GMIS2020 Virtual Edition will reflect on the role of “glocalization: towards sustainable and inclusive value chains” for the future of manufacturing, while also addressing the much changed international manufacturing environment and the acceleration of digital manufacturing, spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The role of digital technologies in aiding societal reconstruction post-pandemic will also be a major theme. 

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Training: Innovation

Resources

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UNIDO and GMIS: Promoting Strategic Approaches for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Mexico

TII Module on Branding for Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

TII Module on Branding for Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

The twenty-first century has presented mankind with a number of major challenges that threaten the sustainable development of civilization. In order to overcome these challenges, new approaches to development must be found. What do we call major challenges? These are the problems and opportunities to which we cannot respond to within the existing order of things. The problems, tasks, opportunities are so significant that they require another scientific and technological approach.   The new UNIDO publication

Nature-like and Convergent Technologies as drivers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

C:\Users\azimbayg\Desktop\COVER Ensuring Industrial Safety The Role of Government, Regulations, Standards and New Technologies.jpg

Ensuring Industrial Safety The Role of Government, Regulations, Standards and New Technologies

UNIDO Shop Floor Assistance Guidelines: From Lean Management to Digital Kaizen

UNIDO Shop Floor Assistance Guidelines: From Lean Management to Digital Kaizen