Singapore A*STAR: Designing a World-Class Innovation Ecosystem

Over twenty years, Singapore has transformed itself from an entrepôt economy to one driven by knowledge and innovation. This important transition has resulted from strategic investment by the government, in science, technology and medicine, enabling it to improve its position in the global value chain and overcome its size limitations to become Asia’s ‘innovation capital’ […]

Political Innovation in Patri-Dishes: Building a Start-up Sector for Government

Two hundred nautical miles from the US coastline, purposefully located outside the ‘exclusive economic zone’ – the UN-prescribed area over which a state has special rights – eccentric tech billionaire, Peter Thiel and the grandson of Nobel prize-winning economist, Milton Friedman are sowing the seeds for a movement which if successful, could threaten the very […]