The Creation of Innovation Ecosystems: Germinating and Thriving in Today’s Economy

On February 29th, the Licensing Executives Society is hosting a panel in Silicon Valley on the Rainforest and innovation ecosystems. Victor will moderate and Greg will be one of panelists. The other two panelists are Eric Muller and Ade Mabogunje, both are experts in the cultivation of innovation ecosystems in their respective roles at the Center for Venture Education and the Stanford Center for Design Research. The conversation will focus around how intellectual property plays into the themes presented in Victor and Greg’s new book, The Rainforest:

Intellectual property is only unleashed when great ideas are surrounded by a nurturing ecosystem. What makes communities like Silicon Valley tick? Only a few places like the Valley have become enduring innovation ecosystems – human networks that generate extraordinary economic output. What is the nature of such ecosystems, and how can we deliberately build them? Authors Victor W. Hwang and Greg Horowitt propose a radical new theory to explain such ecosystems. This panel involves leading practitioners who are shaping the growth of innovation ecosystems in places as far flung as Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, India, and the Palestinian Territories. They will share stories, insights, and new ways to understand how human networks can flourish.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
11:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Latham & Watkins
140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, CA  94025

via February 29- 2012 Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting.

The discussion should be fantastic, make sure to check it out!

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