By Debra M. Amidon (ENTOVATION International Ltd.)
From Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, there is hardly a country (and/or region) which has not crafted a National Innovation Strategy to invigorate their innovation and entrepreneurial capability. Since all nations are mobilizing to position their unique history and technology prowess, savvy leaders have launched trans-border initiatives to leap-frog competitors on this new level playing field. Fundamental is an understanding of the innovation ecosystem—how it functions and prospers. The interaction and influence of the Baltics Dynamics as a 'Zone of Innovation' is one prime example, and will be contrasted with Boston, Massachusetts, which ranks as the #1 Innovation Region in the world—ahead of Finland, Sweden, Singapore, Denmark, Japan, and South Korea.