Considerable work has been done on innovation, creativity, and science across a wide-range of disciplines, but there has been little cross-disciplinary interaction, and the work has received little public exposure. This website begins to gather this information.
The time is ripe for this discussion, with a critical mass for a rigorous science of innovation, creativity and science emerging. While there is some tradition of work on creativity in history, sociology, and psychology, economists, including those in business schools, are increasingly studying creativity. Moreover, cognitive neuro-science has provided a new set of tools for analyzing the creative process at a finer level than has ever been possible. The messages from these wide-ranging disciplines are remarkably consistent.
is also right from a policy perspective. The