Scout the biggest innovation hotspots. Both those of today - and tomorrow
All around the world, nations, regions, and cities strive to become the next innovation nexus. They create accelerator programs, venture funds, innovation festivals, and other vehicles to help local talent and ideas make the leap to the global stage. Which programs are the largest, fastest growing, most successful… and why? What are best practices in fostering local innovation – and what doesn’t work? How can those charged with making their area competitive on the global arena learn from past and present players? How can those seeking innovation collaboration find the right partner and place? This session will present the global landscape of innovation programs, and dive into details of what makes them effective or not.
This briefing is relevant to anyone looking to better understand the landscape of these hubspots and what makes them successful. Through an inspirational presentation and best case examples, you’ll gain inspiration on how to apply some of their effective strategies to your own organisation.
Mark researches science-based technologies, aka Deep Tech, ranging from synthetic biology to quantum computing, to help companies develop and deploy them. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, lab researcher, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, UCSF, Lux Research, and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley. Mark brings together his background covering artificial intelligence and works with clients in artistic, engineering, and innovative industries. He curates and co-develops AI-based systems for creating humor, visual and musical arts, and human-machine co-innovation.