Grassroots Innovation from the Bottom of the Pyramid

Mohd Faiz Hilmi

Resumen


Grassroots innovation is defined as innovative product or process created at the bottom of the pyramid, usually due to necessity, hardship and challenges. This article seek to understand and examine how grassroots innovation creates productive employment. This article briefly explain the role of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia, a government agency setup to nurture and support scientific innovation, in discovering innovative process and product at grassroots’ level.

Palabras clave


innovation; grassroots innovation; productive employment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11565/cuocient.v1i2.5



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