The findings from the Dell Future Ready Economies Model was based on insights and criteria developed at the 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit: Enabling Economies for the Future, hosted by Harvard University and sponsored by Dell.
The summit identified three primary characteristics of Future Ready Economies:
1. The ability to attract people who are engaged in and open to lifelong learning that drives innovation.
2. Businesses that thrive in collaborative environments.
3. Infrastructure that provides platforms for people to engage, collaborate, learn and innovate.
Cities and communities are now faced with the challenge of how to foster and enable innovation, as we move from a brick and mortar economy to an innovation-based economy. No longer are cities geographically limited – they are now connected to a global economy that can positively support and significantly impact their citizens.
One way you can help your city be more future ready is to look at your developments as opportunities to rethink the way we design and program social spaces. These spaces are incubators for collaboration, learning and innovation, thus attracting people and businesses who are seeking spaces and or environments that will foster these values for their company and or community alike.
When designing spaces for your consumer’s needs you will help reduce risk, keep your property ahead on the innovation curve and avoid being reactionary.