Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Innovation Edge

In London at "the innovation edge" conference hosted by NESTA (group w/ the mandate to encourage innovation in the UK.)

Tim Berners-Lee is speaking (inventor of the web) and just said two really interesting things: (1) (paraphrasing einstein) - if we knew what we were going to get at the innovative process, it wouldn't be called research. (2) Advice to grantmakers - don't ask those who you give money to tell you exactly what they'll get at the end of the process. (Otherwise you'll kill the innovative potential of what they're doing.)

Here here.

1 comment:

ALo said...

Bravo! A great book that elaborates on some of these concepts is called Getting to Maybe by Frances Westly et al. Highly readable and a must for those interested in helping to create solutions to public problems.