Friday, 30 June
The Next Economy is fuzzy, uncertain and, most of all, an adventure. The moonshots involved break with everything our economy now clings to – job security, economies of scale, linear value chains and other temporary truths. The road towards this next economy demands guts, new degrees of freedom and radical choices on a regular basis. Above all, it will address our entrepreneurial fitness and resourcefulness
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. (Hunter S. Thompson, 1974)
In this grand challenge, the creative pioneers are a crucial factor. Of course the next economy needs a new infrastructure and should build on existing businesses. We also need to start experimenting with a very specific skill set, though, in a context that is not restricted by established interests. Makers, hackers, designers and disruptive entrepreneurs should take a lead in this one. Once regarded as a touching niche, they have become indispensable experts.
This session will explain why and how the The Hague-Rotterdam region developed a roadmap towards a Next Economy. The panel will discuss how creative pioneers can speed up the process by experimenting, scaling and learning fast.