‘R&I in Malta still leaves much to be desired’
by Francesca Vella
The sector of research and innovation in Malta still leaves much to be desired and in general, companies do not offer incentives for employees to come up with innovative ideas, said Adrian Said, economist and chief coordinator of Competitive Malta and Partner Institute of the World Economic Forum.
Mr Said was giving a presentation as he launched The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008 during a business breakfast organised by The Malta Business Weekly at the Hotel Phoenicia yesterday.
Published by the World Economic Forum, the Global Competitiveness Report’s overall competitiveness ranking is the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), developed by Colombia University Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin and originally introduced in 2004.