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

Video playlists about Innovation

Where do ideas come from?

9 talks • 2h 18m
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

7 talks • 2h 6m
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

10 talks • 2h 37m
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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Exclusive articles about Innovation

Gallery: The beauty of a thin film of oil

Artist Fabian Oefner works with everyday materials to create astonishing, unrecognizable images. Here’s a look at how he does it. Where most people would likely see an unassumin...

Why cities rule the world

Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Benjamin Barber spell out...
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TED Books

Launching the Innovation Renaissance

by Alex Tabarrok
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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