Compare the ‘visioneers’ to Fuller’s ‘moral entrepreneur‘.
Open and incentivized innovation can help leverage existing research and development dollars by hosting a prize competition with a clear goal and allowing teams to compete to achieve that goal while securing their own financial capital to do so. “I believe the future of innovation is open with collaboration across the boundaries of companies, countries and disciplines,” said Thijs Jurgens, Vice President Innovation, Shell Global Solutions International.
A key difference between the X Prize Foundation and Fuller’s ‘realizationist’ vision — the former is a good fit with neoliberalism, whereas the latter would replace the neoliberal state with a proactionary welfare state.
A key question: must ‘innovation’ entail partnership with private industry?