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Going Global at SXSW 2017

Its that time of year again! South-by-Southwest (SXSW) interactive is back with a host of programming to bring together globally-minded entrepreneurs, businesses and trade officials in Austin, TX from March 10 -18. Below is a guide to events aimed at globally-engaged...

GIF launches new report, “The New Faces of Transpacific Trade”

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a roundtable with entrepreneurs, corporations and policymakers, the Global Innovation Forum released a new report, “The New Faces of Transpacific Trade,” profiling 23 globally-engaged startups and small businesses across twelve countries –...

GIF Co-Hosts Panel at Biennial UNESCO Tech4Dev Conference in Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland – On May 4, Innovation Insights, Global Innovation Forum and Innovation Forum Lausanne organized a breakout panel discussion at UNESCO‘s biennial Tech4Dev conference – a gathering for international development leaders, scientists and...
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