Continuing the conversation about the role of new technologies in development


December 11th, 2008

New science-led technologies present some specific challenges, including the perceptions of high cost, high risk, high complexity and the lack of knowledge about what technologies are available. Yet new technologies present new opportunities. Older technologies are inevitably entrenched in existing systems of patents, production, and markets. There is an opportunity with new technologies to do things differently.

Today I have posted a white paper about the role and potential of new technologies in international development on the research challenges page of the web site.   I would welcome comments

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