Innovation diplomacy refers to the intersection of innovation and diplomacy, where governments and international actors leverage innovation and technological advancements to promote diplomatic objectives, address global challenges, and foster cooperation among nations. It is closely related to science and digital diplomacy.
Innovation diplomacy recognises the transformative power of innovation and technology in shaping global affairs. It seeks to leverage these advancements to enhance diplomatic efforts, foster international cooperation, and address complex global challenges. Practical examples of innovation diplomacy include establishing innovation hubs as a part of development assistance or bilateral relations.