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Innovation Policy in the Post-Covid World Webinar Series: Manufacturing in a Digitally Accelerated World - Innovation Policy Implications for Catching Up Economies

"Discussing the challenges of digitalization in manufacturing, with a special focus on the types of policies that developed economies are using to promote digitalization in manufacturing and the policy implications for catching up economies."

Manufacturing is witnessing a significant transformation as leading firms increasingly leverage smart and ubiquitous technologies to boost their efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. One of the primary drivers of digitalization is the enhanced capacity of manufacturers to adjust quickly to changing market conditions and increasing customization. Confronted with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the pace of digitalization has accelerated even further, although at a very uneven pace as there is increasing divergence between leading firms and the rest. 

This webinar discusses the challenges of digitalization in manufacturing, with a special focus on the types of policies that developed economies are using to promote digitalization in manufacturing and the policy implications for catching up economies. What does ‘smart manufacturing' entail and what complementarities are required for a dynamic industrial ecosystem? What are the fundamental competencies required and what are the most effective policy interventions to help industries develop them? Can firms and industries that are still at Industry 1.0 and 2.0 leapfrog to 4.0? What experiences and evidence from industrialized economies could inform policymakers in catching up with economies?

About the Presenters

William B. Bonvillian

Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science Technology and Society, and Political Science Departments, and Senior Director, Special Projects, MIT's Office of Digital Learning

Sunghoon Chung

Senior Economist, Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank Group and Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute 

Ndiame Diop

Country Director for the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei, World Bank Group 

Questions Submitted

Manuel

- Jan 18, 2022
Interesting

jose luis

- Jan 11, 2022
muy bueno

Ki

- Jan 4, 2022
Good!

Mohammad Nadir

- Jan 3, 2022
Great!

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Dec 26, 2021
Quite interesting.
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