FONTAGRO defined innovation as “a participatory process through which individuals or organizations generate and/or use technological, organizational, and institutional knowledge that result in new goods and services, which, once used by society, generate social, economic, environmental, and/or cultural benefits.”
WHAT IS A PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION?
A platform for innovation is a group of countries that join efforts in order to establish regional networks for innovation. These networks are a mechanism for technical cooperation that fosters regional competitiveness and sustainability, made up of public entities and public-private partnerships which share a vision, a mission, and aims. The platform for innovation mobilizes resources to solve high-priority problems in two or more countries, and generates public goods at the regional level.