To keep pace with our ever-changing world, we need out-of-the-box ideas that are bigger and more imaginative than ever. The speakers and performers from this session explore these possibilities, challenging us to think harder about the notions we’ve come to accept. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 4: Business Unusual, hosted by Whitney Pennington Rodgers and […]Continue reading
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Mariana Mazzucato is a professor of economics at University College London, where she founded and directs the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Mazzucato is changing how policymakers understand the role of the state in the economy: while traditional economics views policy as simply fixing markets when they go wrong, Mazzucato tries to convince bureaucrats that if they organize their institutions properly, they can cocreate value and markets, rather than just patch them up.
Most recently, Mazzucato developed a concept of "mission-oriented" innovation -- approaching social issues like climate change and health systems as past leaders approached the moon shot -- which has been adopted by the European Commission as part of their new innovation funding program.
Mariana Mazzucato’s TED talk
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With TEDSummit 2019 just two months away, it’s time to unveil the first group of speakers that will take to the stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 21-25. Three years ago, more than 1,000 members of the TED global community convened in Banff, Canada, for the first-ever TEDSummit. We talked about the fracturing state of […]Continue reading
GPS, lithium batteries, the internet, cellular technology, airbags: A Q&A about how governments often fuel innovation
Should the government act like a venture capitalist? It might seem crazy to some, but in today’s eye-opening talk, economist Mariana Mazzucato shows why it might just work — and how it has, in fact, been working for decades. In this talk, Mazzucato flips the script on the image of a big government meddling in […]Continue reading