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Hi Lauren ;)

One idea to strengthen this innovation ecosystem is to have both micro and macro eyes. D-lab already does a great work with micro eyes through working with local innovators. I think what would differentiate the "group of innovators" from "ecosystem of innovators" is to allow the intricate interactions to happen among the ecosystems - which requires macro-level eyes. And, so many values can be added through them! For example, taking into the account the longitudinal change of these ecosystems and their presence in this world (almost like history). Another example would be to consider how these innovation ecosystems would interact with global politics. When these things are also taken into account through the process, I think these ecosystems would increase its resilience and impact in the world.

Also, this is more for the later iterations, but what about using blockchain for any tracking that happens locally, in order to decentralize power? I think it aligns with D-lab's mission well.

Good luck! :)