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Fostering Innovation in Latin America: The Power of Large Companies

Date & Time

Jun. 12, 2018
2:30pm – 4:45pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Wilson Center's Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Vidanta Foundation,  hosted a high-level forum on Fostering Innovation in the Americas on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:30 p.m.

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As a driver of economic productivity and social progress, innovation is impacting every region of the global economy. While both developed and emerging economies are capable of producing market-disrupting innovation, each tends to produce innovation with distinct characteristics and aspects. Understanding the trends and frontiers of innovation is no longer an abstract or novel branch of knowledge.


This high-level forum included key stakeholders from the public and private sector to examine the role of large firms in the region, the opportunities as well as challenges they face, and how innovation and increased productivity are critical components for the region's future economic growth.

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Hosted By

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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