Creating a Better Future through Competitive Industries

This category recognizes initiatives that improve the competitiveness of a region’s industries. Approaches may include, but are not limited to: expanding the innovation capacity of existing companies or industries; helping industries develop new leading-edge products or services; infusing innovation into business operations; or, cultivating an innovation ecosystem of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions.

Evaluation criteria

  • Impact = 25%
  • Transferability of Lessons Learned = 20%
  • Partnerships = 15%
  • Context = 15%
  • Innovativeness = 10%
  • Ability to Achieve its Vision = 15%

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