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Club of Amsterdam: The Future Now Show about Innovating in emerging economies

The Future Now Show explores how we can shape our future now – where near-future impact counts. We showcase strategies and solutions that create futures that work. Every month we roam through current events, discoveries, and challenges – sparking discussion about the connection between today and the futures we’re making – and what we need, from strategy to vision – to make the best ones. This month the central themes are Digital Startups from Asia and innovating in emerging economies.

The Future Now Show is brought to you by the Club of Amsterdam.
The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channeling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don’t just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.

In mature western economies the mention of innovation brings to mind corporate R&D labs or spin-outs from academic research environments. In emerging markets the foundations for this kind of innovation are often lacking or incomplete. So to nurture innovation what are the essential foundations you need to build and what might you do differently because you must or because you can? The discussion in this show covers ideas and phenomena from frugal innovation to ‘silicon bridges’. There is no magic formula, for sure, but there is enormous space for new approaches and perspectives, and no lack of inspiration.