This is the special edition newsletter on the COVID-19 outbreak edited by the Innovation Foresight Institution (IFI) under the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) (NIA). We aim to provide news and information about the COVID-19 pandemic situation that would be beneficial for the members.
The Covid-19 Crisis is changing the innovation paradigms (Part 1)
We have been through a several global crises, whether it be financial crises such as Asian Financial Crisis (1997) and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis (2008), public health crises like the epidemic of SARS, Swine Flu, MERS or Ebola, or natural disasters like Japan's Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster (2011). However, all of this crises in the past occurred in a limited area and affected only some group of people. But this time COVID-19 crisis has a huge and severe impact around the global. Although, the number of deaths may not seem dire compared to Swine Flu, the quick and easy outbreaks have caused anxiety and impacts on economy, society, and environment to all over the world. And these will cause structural and behavioral "change" to watch.