Managing Director - XLr8 Andhra Pradesh Technology Business Accelerator (University of Texas at Austin extension)
All Sessions by Glenn Robinson
Room 1 - Main Stage
16:15 - 16:45
Strategy and Policy: Will It Change Anything?
17:00 - 17:45
Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of Sri Lanka’s ambitious vision for economic transformation and global integration. An economic growth model that is more open, private sector led and knowledge intensive is key if Sri Lanka is to realise its aspiration of becoming an upper middle-income country.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy of Sri Lanka 2018-2022 lays out the journey ahead. It identifies current challenges, lays out three concrete Strategic Objectives and corresponding Operational Objectives, and includes specific-costed initiatives.
Sri Lanka envisions a resilient and innovative economy, an entrepreneurial society and a dynamic public Research and Development (R&D) sector for export competitiveness and better jobs. It is hoped this Strategy will ignite a deep cultural change and further boost the economic
transformation that is currently underway.
Does Sri Lanka stand competitive in Innovation and Entrepreneurship?Are strategies and policies adequate to build the ecosystem for scaling economic growth?