These are the dynamics of policy makers, city boards and well-planned R&D programs. Starting point is a challenge that is in need of innovative ideas or a larger transition. Think of a city area, an economic sector, a sustainability issue or a social challenge. The ones responsible might decide to invest in creative crossovers as a means to force change and work out a plan. They set goals, budgets, roadmaps, deadlines and contracts. How do you clear the way for creativity in such a formal setting?
Make sure unplanned things can happen.
By assigning the right people, secure flexibility, mobility and creativity.