In the race to innovate the green gems of the future, leading and investing in clean technology innovation offers a resounding call to action. For Middle Eastern oil-rich countries and energy companies seeking to diversify by investing in solar and wind power to others picking up the pieces after the inevitable closure of challenging sectors including automotive and coal, turning towards R&D and advanced manufacturing of these green gems offer a glimmer of hope. Such green gems range from solar powered cars and alternative energy solutions to sensor-led systems to recycle water, monitor air and water pollution and promote smart energy use in play and work. This chapter offers a case study of best practice, providing an example of how a clean technology innovation network can emerge comprising key actors from government and business to create clean technology solutions to address water pollution compliance legislation. New legislation coupled with the pivotal role of a green information system to enforce compliance has resulted in the development of an entire industry and export sector around water treatment systems. The chapter offers important implications for policy makers and managers in leading the development of clean technology innovation sectors.
|Title of host publication||Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective|
|Subtitle of host publication||A 'Middle East' (West Asia) Perspective|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|