The “2nd Wave” of Global Innovation: Student Scientists
Me and my team has many times supported the idea to spread innovative and scientific thinking among younger and younger minds which is what iYouth Lab is all about. That way we aim to boost collaborations that influence change and innovation.
Right now the 1st wave of global innovation, which is the opportunity that one has to disturb a whole market by creating his/her company, is lead by startups. The norm is that young people from 20 to 28 years old, will either drop out from college or wait until they finish their studies in order to enter the mindset of a startuper. From that time and on, they try to question current technologies and theories and propose their own ideas in order to take the world one step further.
What is already obvious is that innovation and groundbreaking ideas are coming from younger and younger minds and as Michio Kaku said, in the very near future every one will become a scientist in his/her field.
By giving students the opportunity to be influenced from each other, no matter the distance from each other, no matter the academic lobbies and no matter the university they are studying, a huge global community of young minds will be created. That fact will allow students globally to take advantage of the academic infrastructure, find other students from all around the world and test their new theories and ideas while studying.
This will allow them to test even more “crazy” ideas that will help technology and science accelerate faster without the need of spending money from investment funds in order to create startups. They will create their own startup eventually, but they will have tested lots of theories and ideas first in the university lab and at global scale collaborations.
This new “filtered approach” of innovation by younger minds can lead to more transparent and uniformed sharing of knowledge, while at the same time allow scientific thinking accelerate.
Younger minds need and will innovate more and more, and our goal is to help them by connecting them globally through scientific acceleration and project collaboration.