It’s inevitable, the robots are coming for our jobs. McKinsey Global Institute predicts that robots could increase global productivity 50% by 2025, adding $2 trillion to the economy; other studies point to similar outcomes.
Right now we’re in phase one of the robot revolution: routine task automation. …
Every technological transitions replaces or eliminates existing jobs but also creates new ones; the challenge is transitioning those who are left behind because they’ve become experts at doing things that are no longer needed.…
On this episode of the Big Bang podcast I interview Adam Green, senior editor in the Thought Leadership department at the Economist Intelligence Unit, sister company to The Economist newspaper, on innovation clusters.
Adam is the lead researcher for the Economist Intelligence Unit research on innovation clusters. The report info graphics and short documentary explore innovation clusters globally, discusses their key success factors, and looks at how they change over their life cycle. We have looked at examples from Bangalore, London, Boulder, Singapore and Estonia, with interviewees from the likes of Imperial College, the London School of Economics and techUK. We’ve been particularly interested to show how innovation clusters themselves evolve, and the challenges that success can bring.
Below are some questions we discussed:
What is one trait that determines success of an entrepreneurial ecosystem?
What are the critical components of an innovation ecosystem?
What is the key component to start with if no other components are present?
What cultural characteristics are necessary for an innovation ecosystem to function?
What evidence, individual and/or organizational, will tell us that this culture is developing?
How can we adjust and improve an innovation ecosystem to increase its effectiveness?
How do innovation clusters change over time?
It was an insightful conversation, and hope you find it useful.