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Global Technology Innovation Hubs

Global Technology Innovation Hubs

Which countries are poised to join the United States and China as tech innovation leaders?


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KPMG member firms recognise the importance of innovation to the technology industry and the global economy as a whole. KPMG’s publication series, The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, now in its fifth year, provides perspectives about technology innovation trends, top barriers to commercialise innovation, and insight into technology innovation leading practices.

As in prior years, we include insights from our annual survey of more than 800 global technology leaders including start-up entrepreneurs and FORTUNE 500 executives. The 2017 publication is issued in two parts, featuring the following topics:

Part 1

Global technology innovation hubs

Part 1 – Global technology innovation hubs showcases the rise of new ecosystems of incubators, accelerators, and venture capital alongside government incentives across the world. In this section, we unfold the cities and countries that are making significant strides in innovation development and provide 15 country perspectives. With stakes so high to compete in a global technology industry ecosystem, we also examine the global leadership views on innovation management.

Part 2

Disruptive technology trends and barriers

Part 2 – Disruptive technology trends and barriers to commercialise emerging technologies/ In this issue, to be released in April, we examine the emerging technologies with the most potential to disrupt industries and transform business models. We also assess the monetisation opportunities of these disruptors and adoption challenges by region and industry.

The spread of tech innovation development is being fueled by growing ecosystems as technology innovation has permeated all industries. Technology continues to enable an unprecedented rise in creativity, across the world, to solve business problems and develop new markets in ways never thought possible.

At the same time, the success of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture continues to incentivize countries, all over the world, to become leading technology innovation hubs. Some countries are accomplishing their objective to become a leading innovation hub, while others continue to face macroeconomic and infrastructure challenges.

Now more than ever, companies across a broad array of industries are being impacted by the rapid pace of change in digital arenas. Global and cross-industry collaborations and partnerships are key to staying ahead, as is learning how to embrace change in a nimble way to avoid the status quo for fear of failure or uncertainty.

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