Practical Tools for Visionary Leaders
This piece is about the mission of the third annual Global Innovation Summit & Week. This post is blogged from the Global Innovation Summit & Week’s original post, for the EYIF community. For more information, visit innosummit.com. We are convening a major gathering of leading entrepreneurs, executives, scientists, inventors, venture capitalists, journalists, investors, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and innovation thought leaders. The Global Innovation Summit is the anchor event for Global Innovation Week. Together, they form a celebration for people ready to take action in cultivating new innovation ecosystems. Our overall goal is to shift the paradigm for creating economic value by accomplishing these major objectives:
- Assessing, measuring, benchmarking, and mapping innovative capacity
- Designing real-life, real-time prototyping tools and frameworks to catalyze systemic, sustainable innovative growth
- Implementing and experimenting with projects to build dynamic innovation ecosystems successfully
Leaders will share experiences, successes, and failures, and develop foundations for best practice. The Global Innovation Summit will focus on the critical elements of all successful innovation ecosystems, including the fostering of trust, innovation-friendly culture, linkages and networking, technology transfer, capital formation, leadership, partnership development, and mentorship. More than mere speeches, the Summit offers insights from leaders, case studies, and roundtable discussions with practitioners, coupled with abundant networking time for emerging market leaders to mingle with Silicon Valley executives and global influencers. Most importantly, the Summit provides practical tools for cultivating dynamic innovation ecosystems. Attendance at the Summit is by invitation or application. Global Innovation Week is a public celebration of innovation ecosystems. Dozens of organizations from the Bay Area and the world will be hosting their own gatherings. All attendees of the Summit will have the opportunity to host their own events during the Week.