At the dawn of a new age, driven by rapid technological innovations and by globalisation, producing complex transversal effects and feedbacks, country or corporate competitive advantage can only be achieved by thinking ‘outside-the-box’.

This requires specific processes to stimulate creativity and serendipity and to extract knowledge from managers or officials, often hidden or obstructed because of systemic conditions from the past.

The key challenge hereby is to develop added value through a more inclusive strategy and agile management in corporations and through farsighted innovations in public governance methods.

Innovative public-private sector partnerships require a permanent, open dialogue among key stakeholders, aligning their interests in line with emerging, new economic and social ecosystems. This will lead to sustainable business opportunities, to coherent and inclusive policies in the Common Interest, and to innovation and technology supportive regulatory frameworks.

Over thirty years of research and entrepreneurism in the public and private sectors has proven that bridge building between stakeholders really works in their mutual long and short term interests.

How to do so in practice, which concrete objectives to achieve, needs to be examined together.