Inclusive Innovation and Removing Barriers for the Next Generation
Solving the world’s biggest challenges requires inventors with diverse skills, experiences and perspectives. Using big data, recent research has identified systemic barriers that are resulting in “Lost Einsteins” and a loss to society of the potential inventions they would create. The data suggest that if women, minorities and low-income individuals were to invent at the same rates as high-income white males, the rate of invention in the U.S. would quadruple, benefiting all of us. What is driving this gap and what are the opportunities to close it for future generations?