Innovation Ecosystems

The Future of Civilizations and the Civilization of the Future

Volume 14 - Innovation and Technology SET Coordinated by Chantal Ammi

Innovation Ecosystems

Michel Saloff-Coste, Université Catholique de Lille (UCL), France

ISBN : 9781786307002

Publication Date : June 2022

Hardcover 318 pp

165.00 USD



Our current situation, marked simultaneously by the Anthropocene, global warming, digitization and exponential artificial intelligence, leads us to sudden and total change in global civilization and, de facto, to rebuilding the foundations of the international economy.

Innovation Ecosystems explores the risks and opportunities facing the contemporary world by analyzing, comparing and categorizing the world’s most dynamic innovation ecosystems by region and city. This includes the identification of key characteristics – common or original – and learning from them in terms of culture, management, system and structure, in order to meet current challenges and think about civilizations of the future.


1. Looking Backwards To Look Forwards: Why a Change of Civilization?
2. Creation and Communication as the Basis of the Civilization of the Future.
3. The Transformation of Organizations Towards More Collective Intelligence.
4. International Foresight on Innovative Ecosystems.
5. A Global Overview of Innovative Ecosystems.
6. Learning from Global Innovation Systems.
7. Systemic Risks and the Emergence of the New Civilization.
8. The Beginnings of the New Civilization.

About the authors/editors

Michel Saloff-Coste is the Director of Foresight at the Université Catholique de Lille (UCL), France, and a consultant to public and private organizations. His research focuses on futures studies, as well as technological, economic, social and ecological challenges of the contemporary world.