The event, Innovation: Fresh thinking for the ideas economy, held at the University of California, Berkeley on March 23 and 24, was a multi-part, multimedia forum designed to fuse creativity with action. The event, organised by The Economist, expanded thinking about what innovation is, where it comes from, and how to make it work.
The Economist believes that the world is governed by ideas. Because human progress relies on the advancement of good ideas, we are launching a new series of events that brings together top thinkers from around the world to discuss and debate the most important ideas of our time. By focusing on Innovation, Intelligent Infrastructure, and Human Potential, we imagine an ecosystem where good ideas move from concept to implementation, fueled by the power of human ingenuity, and only the best survive. Welcome to the Ideas Economy.