Innovate 10, a Personal View

Another glossy show – but too many people to network effectively.

The keynote speakers were predictable – “innovation is good”, “Government support is available”.

The workshops produced some memorable sound-morsels (not as big as sound-bites) – “a bunch of well-connected idiots can be much more effective that a lone mad-scientist with an astronomical IQ”, “printed electronic tattoos” and (from the digital people at TSB) a participative card game which posits 2 data collections and an application area (all picked at random) and invites teams to suggest a new product or service. The exercise stretched the imagination and generated a mix of hilarious and halfway usable ideas. It is a methodology which should be compulsory for all KTNs.

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