Democratising innovation in a newly democratised Egypt

Oliver Khaled Ghaney

Student thesis: Master thesis


This paper aims to provide insight into the current Egyptian innovation system and how it could benefit from becoming more democratised. Policy and strategy suggestions which would help Egypt move towards a more democratised innovation system are made for the government to consider. Profiles of several organisations and institutes that make up the Egyptian innovation system will be presented – these profiles cover a wide spectrum of sectors in Egypt as well as different geographical and social backgrounds. Examples of past projects are presented and these are all cross referenced with innovation theory and a recent report on democratising innovation from India. Using these sources, recommendations are made on how Egypt should adapt their innovation system in order to make the greatest benefit of their national strengths, in order to tackle many of the problems that have been presented post-revolution. These recommendations intend to show how a more democratised innovation system will help increase social welfare in Egypt by effectively tackling problems on a national and international level.

EducationsMSocSc in Management of Creative Business Processes , (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2013
Number of pages77