How to Create an Innovation Accelerator

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Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Stefano Balietti

Northeastern University - Network Science Institute; Harvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences; Northeastern University - Management Information Systems Area

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

Too many policy failures are fundamentally failures of knowledge. This has become particularly apparent during the recent financial and economic crisis, which is questioning the validity of mainstream scholarly paradigms. We propose to pursue a multidisciplinary approach and to establish new institutional settings which remove or reduce obstacles impeding efficient knowledge creation. We provided suggestions on: (1) how to modernize and improve the academic publication system, and (2) how to support scientific coordination, communication, and co-creation in large-scale multidisciplinary projects. Both constitute important elements of what we envision to be a novel ICT infrastructure called an "Innovation Accelerator" or a "Knowledge Accelerator".

Keywords: innovation, knowledge management, science organization, competition, happiness, indexes

Suggested Citation

Helbing, Dirk and Balietti, Stefano, How to Create an Innovation Accelerator (October 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1753796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1753796

Dirk Helbing (Contact Author)

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) ( email )

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Clausiusstrasse 50
Zurich, 8092
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.coss.ethz.ch

Stefano Balietti

Northeastern University - Network Science Institute ( email )

177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02115
United States

Harvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences ( email )

1737 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02115
United States

Northeastern University - Management Information Systems Area ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

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