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An Overview of GKII - The Innovation SuperHighway
"A new economic world order based upon knowledge, innovation, value systems, stakeholder success and international collaboration." -
Amidon

The Global Knowledge Innovation Infrastructure (GKII) is an exciting initiative to build the foundations for creating innovation capabilities that will deliver prosperity in the 21st century knowledge economy. It draws together people and organizations from different industries, different functions and different geographies in a collaborative programme of learning, research and practical action.

You are invited to join the GKII initiative, participate and gain the benefits of early participation.

Knowledge As a Source of Wealth
The dynamics of the emerging knowledge economy afford opportunities for mutual leverage of competencies in ways which support local and global efforts simultaneously. Three underlying themes are fundamental to the new infrastructure needed to create prosperity in this new economy:
  • Knowledge is the new, expandable source of economic wealth. There is an emerging recognition that the most valuable resource of any country is its inherent intellectual assets, effectively exploited through innovation.
  • Innovation that encompasses the full spectrum from creative idea generation through full commercialization. Successful innovation depends on converting knowledge flows into goods and services.
  • Collaboration, replaces the competitive (win/lose) paradigm, that is prevalent in many businesses today, with win/win benefits based on pooling competencies - knowledge, know-how and skills.

The rate and magnitude of change require new modes of enterprise management with benefits in the workplace, educational and health systems and governance of our cities and nations. The GKII will provide a new framework for understanding, cross-fertilizing and nurturing regional and organizational capabilities.

The Vision

"A new economic world order based upon knowledge, innovation, value systems, stakeholder success and international collaboration."

The GKII will explore create and develop ideas and possibilities, through an interactive collaborative programme with researchers, theorists, practitioners and founding sponsors.

The Initiative
The Global Innovation Innovation Infrastructure (GKII) is an exciting initiative to build the foundations for creating innovation capabilities that will deliver prosperity in the 21st century knowledge economy. It draws together people and organizations from different industries, different functions and different geographies in a collaborative programme of learning, research and practical action.
GKII & Banff
The Banff Centre, provides the physical locus for GKII. Its world reputation is based on the creative bridging of the arts and management in its mountain setting, will provides an ideal locus for innovating global futures. It will be complemented by virtual activities that allow participants from around the world to develop opportunities on a continual basis.

 

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For further details:
Please contact in the first instance,
Debra M. Amidon, Chief Strategist at ENTOVATION International +1 978 988 7995
Doug Macnamara, Vice President, The Banff Centre for Management
+1 403 762 6231