Developing the ICT Industry Ecosystem

  • Nagy K. Hanna
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


This chapter focuses on policies, instruments and programs to develop the ICT sector, particularly IT services and ITES. It starts with measures to develop the overall IT sector ecosystem. It then covers specific instruments: competition-based grants or innovation funds, IT incubators, IT parks and cluster development and public–private partnerships (PPPs) for sector development. Specifically, this chapter addresses the following questions: How can government collaborate with the private sector to create a vibrant ecosystem for the IT services? What are some of the promising tools and practices to promote the ICT sector as a major source of growth and innovation? What lessons can we learn from experience with developing incubators, software technology parks (STPs) and ICT clusters as platforms for dynamic sector growth?


Private Sector Venture Capital Intellectual Property Right Innovation Cluster Private Sector Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MarylandBethesdaUSA

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