IPS in partnership with Google conducts Round Table Discussion on “Digital Dynamism”

IPS recently conducted a Round Table discussion titled “Digital Dynamism”, with the aim of shaping a new narrative around innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. The discussion held in partnership with Google, brought together entrepreneurs featured in a series of case studies compiled by IPS together with Google Asia-Pacific as a follow up to a previously published IPS Working Paper called ‘Fostering Innovation to Fast-forward Growth in Sri Lanka.’

“Digital Dynamism” was a platform to share insights on initiatives that are taking advantage of digital tools to disrupt traditional models. The participants stressed on the need to strengthen the climate that encourage more innovation led enterprises, create new funding opportunities for digital entrepreneurship, and the strategic role of the government in fostering initiatives that will boost employment opportunities. IPS Research Economist, Anushka Wijesinha, Country Lead, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific, Alex Long, representatives of government and private sector organizations, international development agencies and individuals leading innovation and entrepreneurship were among those who participated at the discussion which was held at the IPS premises.

For the video of “Digital Dynamism” visit us on YouTube, and for more pictures of the event you can visit us on Flicker.  

Media Highlights  

Daily FT – 31st December 2014

The Island – 31st December 2014

Daily News – 31st December 2014

Colombo Gazette – 30th December 2014