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Include children in open innovation

Children (from pre-school to high school) are an amazing source of both new ideas and understanding how ideas get exchanged and adopted

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Children are amazing at coming up with creative ideas and solutions. It is also amazing to see how they reject or adopt an idea as well as the ways in which they try out ideas.

Furthermore, the education system worldwide and particularly in the US and Asia needs a complete overhaul. What better way then to engage children to solve problems of importance to the society around them (local or global)

Also many of the problems you list have a deep impact on children and so it will be children helping children - remember "We are all in this together and I am pulling for you"

See Beau Lotto's TED talk for reference (

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I definitely agree, children are born lateral thinkers! Why not to use this resource.

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