Innovation

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of innovation.

Exclusive articles about Innovation

4 critical mistakes that inventors make

The history of innovation isn’t a straight line, but a squiggly, winding path. In How We Got To Now, my new book and PBS documentary series, I highlight some of the creative mis...
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Video playlists about Innovation

Where do ideas come from?

8 talks • 2h 03m
How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: Where they come from, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them.

The creative spark

6 talks • 1h 51m
What makes us create and innovate? Here, wildly creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what kindles genius.

Tech breakthrough

14 talks • 2h 32m
These onstage demos offer a mind-blowing peek at where technology is taking us. Flying robots, levitating superconductors, brainwave-reading headsets and more …

Open-source, open world

9 talks • 2h 15m
Embrace our wide-open shareable future -- where everything's hackable and the power of the crowd propels innovation.
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Talks about Innovation

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TED Books

TED Book: Launching the Innovation Renaissance

Launching the Innovation Renaissance

With patents stifling invention and college education oversold, an economist offers a fast-paced look at how we can accelerate innovate and build a strong 21st-century economy.
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