Best Practices and Opportunities for Enhancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Cambodia
The innovation and entrepreneurial activities have multiplied recently, with many new companies emerging in various industries. However, start-ups face many challenges, such as access to talent, idea, markets, and funding. Creating new idea or launching business is essential to have partners that can stimulate their thoughts and elevate both capacity and talents, and also thinking globally and creating business platform globally for accessing into broad market is necessary for innovation and entrepreneurship. 2023 is the year of 70 years anniversary of friendship between Japan and Cambodia. The research aims to create the opportunity to think of how and what is the important key to cooperate and co-create both grow in their business especially in the innovation and entrepreneurship. This survey will be a collaboration project with JETRO, the secretariat drafting the ASEAN-Japan economic co-creation vision.
We will conduct desk reviews and stakeholder consultations. We will conduct a desk review of relevant literature to offer a comprehensive overview of the current state of the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and the policy landscape. In addition, we will conduct focus group discussions (FGD) with 20 representatives from the private sector, which include start-ups, established firms, and business associations. The study aims to answer the following questions
- Views on the ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Vision working draft Which area of innovation and start-ups would benefit the most from collaboration with Japan?
- How to co-create business opportunities or grow together between Cambodia and Japanese companies?
- In what sectors or industries can innovation and start-ups make the biggest impact in Cambodia?
- What are the critical success factors for innovation and start-ups to grow and scale?
- How can policymakers and development partners support the growth of the start-up ecosystem, and what are the most effective policies and programs?