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GBSN Board Chairman Launches New Research Institute


Soumitra Dutta, joined by Bruno Lanvin and Carolina Rossini, created in late 2019 the Portulans Institute (PI) – an independent non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC.

Portulans Mission is:

  • To develop cross-community knowledge and dialogue on how people, technology and innovation contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • To inform policymakers, by producing independent, rigorous metrics and data-based research.
  • To collaborate with private sector leaders in driving a business agenda that invests in people, technology, and innovation for a prosperous common future.
  • To host and co-organize events and conferences on the above issues affecting human-centric sustainable economic prosperity.

In December of 2019, the Portulans Institute released the Network Readiness Index 2019, which ranked a total of 121 economies based on their performances across 62 variables and recognizes the pervasiveness of digital technologies in today’s networked world. The full report is available for download here.

PI is also happy to introduce our Fellowship Program. This program will aim to increase the global reach and impact of our respective partners. Application deadline is February 7th!

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