21st century innovation

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The challenges of innovating in the 21st Century, looking at why we do it and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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21st century innovation

  1. 1. 21st Century Innovation
  2. 2. Don’t Do It!
  3. 3. Making Things Happen
  4. 4. Overcoming Inertia
  5. 5. What HappensWhen We DigitizeEverything?
  6. 6. The End of Innovation?
  7. 7. iPhone 9 SRiiPad 23 GXS
  8. 8. 3 Opportunities1 Challenge
  9. 9. Big Data
  10. 10. Control Over Materials
  11. 11. Materials Have Shaped OurCulture & Economy10,000 BCStone& WoodNanotechnologyAdapted from Herrmann, W. Chem. Eng. Technol. 21(7), 549 (1998)Synthetic Biology0Cement Steel1800Iron1000 BC 1900’sPolymers2000 201016
  12. 12. Harnessing Nature
  13. 13. 1.3Gb
  14. 14. “The 6.4*10 18 instructions per second that human kindcan carry out on its general-purpose computers in 2007are in the same ballpark area as the maximum number ofnerve impulses executed by one human brain per second“The World’s Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information.” Martin Hilbert and PriscilaLópez. Science, 692-693, Feb. 11, 2011
  15. 15. Materials+ Life Sciences+ IT???????
  16. 16. 24
  17. 17. Longest Published DNA Sequence25Source: Rob Carlson synthesis.cc
  18. 18. Is It Just Smaller FasterBetter Stuff?
  19. 19. Sustained & responsible technology innovation is the only waythat the world has supported six billion people and willcontinue to sustain 9 billion people by 2050.‣ WEF Global Agenda Council on Emerging TechnologiesAddressing the Challenge
  20. 20. Is It Possible?
  21. 21. FinallyThere is no shortage of technologyLook beyond ‘apps’We have the tools, lets use them wisely34

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