The Future of Innovation

How are leading innovators reshaping models of research and development?

  • Thinking beyond organizational boundaries
  • Emerging models for breakthrough innovation
  • Rethinking university-industry relationships
  • Supporting new funding models

Discussion Leaders

  • Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education and Research of Switzerland
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA; World Economic Forum USA Foundation Board Member
  • Liu Jiren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neusoft Corporation, People's Republic of China; Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals
  • Linus Torvalds, Linux Foundation Fellow, Linux Foundation, USA
  • Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, Canada


Moderated by

  • Tan Chorh-Chuan, President, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Universities



Andrea Carafa, Founder and Executive Director, Green Young Economy, Belgium; Global Shaper