Archives For June 2014

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June 24, 2014

Launched to explore the convergence of technology, entertainment, design, TED celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. What originated as a one-off gathering has grown exponentially over the past three decades into a global phenomenon. TED’s online stories have been watched over a billion times, with the TED brand having multiplied from annual gatherings in Monterey and Vancouver to now encompass a broad platform that includes TEDGlobal, TEDx, TEDFellows and TEDPrize, among several other offshoots.

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson Innovation launched TEDxJNJ, the first pairing of TED and with a company in order to continuously inspire a company culture of innovation. The TEDxJNJ Entrepreneurs Salon Series kicked off earlier this year with talks from entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of healthcare, including Katrine Bosley, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT’s The Broad Institute and Chairman, Genocea Biosciences, Inc.; and Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, CEO, Iora Health.

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Innovation rarely happens in a vacuum. Rather, it is intimately tied to a confluence of factors – some of which organically occur while others are purposefully initiated and nurtured. In recent decades, we’ve witnessed how so-called innovation “hot spots” (also often referred to as “clusters”) have given rise to critical, sometimes even unimaginable, advancements in medicine, technology, and other disciplines.

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