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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Innovation in its modern meaning is "a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method". Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. Such innovation takes place through the provision of more-effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models that are made available to markets, governments and society. An innovation is something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society. Innovation is related to, but not the same as, invention, as innovation is more apt to involve the practical implementation of an invention to make a meaningful impact in the market or society, and not all innovations require an invention. Innovation often manifests itself via the engineering process, when the problem being solved is of a technical or scientific nature. The opposite of innovation is exnovation.

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Organizations relating to Innovation

Global University Network for Innovation / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1999
European Institute of Innovation and Technology / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 2005
European Network for Research and Innovation in Higher Education / Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Est. 2001
International Academy for Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economics, Free University of Berlin / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1996
Global Network for Banking Innovation in Microfinance / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
International Francophone Institute / Hanoi, Vietnam / Est. 1994
Roosevelt Institute / New York NY, USA / Est. 1987
Proyectos de Innovación IBEROEKA / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1991
African Forum for Children\'s Literacy in Science and Technology / Durban, South Africa
Nordic Innovation / Oslo, Norway
Biotechnology Innovation Organization / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1993
Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems / Shanghai, China
Programa Cooperative de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Agricolo para los Trópicos Suramericanos / Brasilia, Brazil / Est. 1992
Continuous Innovation Network / Enschede, Netherlands
West African Research and Innovation Management Association / Ibadan, Nigeria / Est. 2007
Institute of Baltic Studies / Tartu, Estonia / Est. 1996
International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology / Niedernhausen, Germany / Est. 1989
Centre for Administrative Innovation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region / Arco Felice, Italy / Est. 2002
European Committee for Interoperable Systems / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1989
European Association for Creativity and Innovation / Est. 1993
Ashoka - Innovators for the Public / Arlington VA, USA / Est. 1980
European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy / Gülzow, Germany
Latin America-European Network on Technology Innovation Studies and Co-Development / Røskilde, Denmark / Est. 1996
World Intellectual Property Organization / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1967

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