Fusion Series: An overview
What do a nun, a billionaire entrepreneur, a celebrity chef, scientists, artists, and corporate executives have in common? This group includes world-class innovators who've created radical value through seemingly “odd” combinations.
The Global Innovation: Fusion Series, created by Dr CJ Meadows at i2e - The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at SP Jain School of Global Management, is a collection of 40 multimedia articles presenting a new model of lateral (often radical!) innovation, as well as the stories of these 30 High-Value Lateral Innovators — who they are, how it happened, and how we all might do more of the same.
Here’s a sneak peek into Dr CJ Meadows’ multimedia book, based on this series. Preview the insights and meet the innovators yourself in the videos below, sharing why they do what they do, how, and some advice to help you in your journey.
INNOVATION THROUGH FUSION
COMBINING INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO CREATE HIGH-IMPACT SOLUTIONS
Here’s a sneak peek into the above material (published in 2020) on High-Value Lateral Innovators — who they are, how it happened, and how we all might do more of the same. They feature innovators and stories like the following:
Dr. Parah Khanna, Fusioneer, Connectography TED talk (1 million+ views)
Rick Smolan, Fusioneer, Story of a Girl TED talk (1 million+ views)
Dr. Fio Omenetto, Fusion inspiration & interviewee, Silk TED talk (775k+ views)
INK talk on 2 Fusions - Schools for the Schoolless and Nokia ringtones. Sister Cyril Mooney integrated rich and poor children, indian castes, with and without disabilities, and has changed the lives of 450,000 people with her fusion of educational and social programs. Jawahar Kanjilal pioneered the USD 2 Billion ringtone industry and crafted other technology fusions that set Nokia on a path to growth and cross-industry innovation, crafting along the way the world’s first digital music deal.
btcn.tv interview on Fusion and Vaxess’ silk-vaccines, eliminating the need for refrigeration, making it possible to disseminate life-saving immunisation to remote locations. Beyond saving millions of lives, it should free USD 16 Billion a year in healthcare for other uses.
TIS talk (MSD) on 2 Fusions - Quantum-chemical social networks and the highest score in Olympic history. The former resulted in what CIO Magazine called one of the 100 Most Innovative Firms in the World. The latter fusion of sports science, mathematical modeling, and world-class athletics set a new world record. The talk includes a surprise — innovation advice to CJ’s son, who was in the audience on his birthday.
MIT Technology Review / EmTech Asia talk - Lateral Innovation: From Autism Audiology to Silk Vaccines (& Everything In-Between). A behind-the-scenes peek into three cross-domain technology ventures and how insights from their journeys might help you.