Innovation can take any shape.
It might be in your home, in your car or on your wrist, by way of technologies unfathomable a decade ago but that are now ubiquitous. In other cases, innovation can be nearly invisible, as with the sensors that monitor urban conditions such as traffic, air quality and noise. However innovation arrives, you can be sure it’s making our world more connected — and that it’s gaining momentum every day.
However innovation arrives, you can be sure it’s making our world more connected.
Take Denmark, which is at the leading edge of a movement to harness innovation to improve sustainability, efficiency and quality of life. Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, have emerged as “living labs,” testing ideas in real time. The rest of the world is watching and learning. Soon, those concepts will be at your own front door.
Exciting changes in the way we connect extend well beyond Denmark. Students in India can easily access a quality education via digital devices. Co-working spaces in Dubai buzz with creative energy. High-tech start-ups promise a new way of life in Nigeria.
This issue of Access covers every one of those stories and the individuals behind them — a group of people who are taking big chances and thinking in often crazy new ways. We call them Young Innovators, and we celebrate the smart solutions and forward-looking spirit they stand for. At FedEx, we value connecting people and possibilities around the world. And Young Innovators — along with all of us — are shaping our collective, connected future.