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 i2i - The Innovation & Insights 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’ upcoming 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.

Combining Innovative Ideas to Create High-Impact Solutions

Here’s a sneak peek into my upcoming multimedia book on High-Value Lateral Innovators — who they are, how it happened, and how we all might do more of the same. It features 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.

The Next Wave in Innovation 

A New Renaissance Has Begun

A New Model of Lateral (and Radical!) Innovation

In Search of Fusion
What I Learned, How, & From Whom

5 Habits of Highly Effective 
What's So Special About Lateral Innovators?

Organizing Fusion
Mapping Your Journey Through the Fusion Materials

Schools for the Schoolless
450,000 Lives Improved

Silk Vaccine, Please, No Ice … and a Coke?
Millions of Lives & USD16Bn to Save with Non-Refrigerated Vaccines

Coffee Connections: eCosmetics, MenuLog, & Nike-SCA
Early eCommerce, USD 850 Million Founding Team, and Leapfrogging Nike Sport Camps from 80,000 Kids to 800,000

Multi-Emmy & Multi-Media
LIME.com - First Succesful Integration of TV, Radio, Internet, VoD, & Mobile

Perfume Cocktails & Molecular
The Tipping Club - Global-Award-Winning Deliciousness

The Advanced Bio-Polymer Pocket Watch … for Cancer
Low-Dose Chemo@Cancer

The Innovator’s Energy, Connection, & Spirit
Austria’s Largest BioFuels Production Plant, Early Interactive TV, Early Digital Marketing, Spirituality & Enlightened Incubation

Executives on Trapeze
Resilience and Embodied Leadership for Thousands of Leaders and their Organizations

The Autism Ear Test
Age 0–4 Intervention for 70 Million People (While Our Brains Are Speed-Developing)

Chief Dream Igniter
Business & Social Activism

Well-Being & Wealth-Building
Managing USD 15 Billion & Revolutionizing an Industry

The Science of Happiness … at Scale
Harvard’s Most Popular Course & Tech-Enabled Positive Psychology

Quantum-Chemical Social Networks
One of the 100 Most Innovative Firms in the World (CIO Magazine ranking)

Olympic Dive Mathematics
The Best Score in Olympic History

Set My Scientists Free
DNA & Other Scientific Analysis Tools … on the Smartphone

Nokia Ringtones & “Hi-Tech” 
for the Poor
1st Digital Music Deal & LifeTools (125 Million Subscribers)

Pig Fitbits
USD 8 Billion to Save in Agriculture Worldwide

Mr. Toilet & The BoP Hub
Toilet Campaign for 2.6Bn People & A Startup Accelerator for 4Bn Poor

Fast Food in Laid-Back-Land
USD 1 Billion+ Business Built (KFC, Hungry Jack’s, Domino’s Pizza)

The Hub
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development

Mosquito Attractant & The Polyclone Chop
Finding Problems for Simple, Everyday 180° Inventions

Urban Farming
Inner-City Nutrition & “Green-Collar Jobs” in a USD 50 Billion Global Market

The Swiss-South-African-Asian Joint Venture
Innovative Methods in New Markets: Growing Despite the Odds

The Human Face of Big Data
…by a Time/Life/National Geographic Photographer — Founder of One of the 25 Coolest Companies in America*

Leading-Edge IoT & Integrative Thinking
Redline.com & Harvard-Rotman Research

Science is a Personal Business
Portable, Over-Clothing, Life-Saving Breast Cancer Detection

Geography, ICT, and a Newly-Connected World Order

Oilpipe Mammography
Portable, Over-Clothing, Life-Saving Breast Cancer Detection

Killer Mystery Infections and the 24-in-1 Test
10 Million+ Lives & USD 1.2 Billion to Save Worldwide

China-West – The Forbidden Music of The Cultural Revolution
Fusion Symphonies Commissioned & Played by the World's Top Orchestras

Open for Innovation

Open for Insight

Collect the Dots

Seeing What Others Don’t

Connect the Dots - Create Fusion

Bonus: Outtakes Video