It's not a lack of great ideas, brilliant scientists or smart entrepreneurs that impedes leaps in technology, says Andrew Hargadon of U.C.Davis. It's a lack of the right kinds of networks.
Hargadon's ideas may be interesting to use for our IGSS unit on Progress. How do innovations take off? What does this mean for progress on Sustainability. To get technological innovations to be commercially viable, we need to tap into those post-docs who may be able to change the way we view things. They are not entrenched in old models of doing things.