Southeast Asia – the innovation outsider

By Jack Ellis

Southeast Asia presents a wealth of technology investment and commercialisation opportunities. However, the fact that its IP infrastructure is still developing means that novel approaches are needed

In September 2016, BlackBerry’s CEO announced that the company was transitioning to a licensing-led business model and ending all “internal hardware development” – effectively exiting the product market. While the announcement came as no surprise to market observers, eyebrows were raised over the news that the first third-party BlackBerry product would be built and marketed in Indonesia.

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