Global innovation networks, regional variety and its impact on the innovativeness of firms and regions: The IT and new media industry in Sweden in a global comparative perspective

PIs: Balaji Parthasarathy, Mandar Kulkarni
Funding agency: Funded by the Wallenberg Foundations
Description: This project focuses on the interplay between knowledge bases, regional variety and global innovation networks in a global perspective to understand how and explain why firms use global innovation networks (GINs) to innovate and to analyse the impact of the use of GINs for firms and regional dynamics. This project will contribute significantly to the understanding of the dynamics and processes behind the globalization of innovation. IIIT Bangalore is involved in this project as a partner in a multi-country consortium led by Lund University, Sweden.


CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.