"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds."
Alexander Graham Bell
About 60 perticipants from ten different countries gathered from 1st to 2nd December in Latvia's capital Riga for the 9th annual conference of the Innovation Cirlce Network. The hot topic of this year's event was transport - corridors, railways, roads and their importance for rural Europe.
Europe is no longer the single leading continent. Innovations within the transport sector in Asia are amazing and also at other continents we see heavy investments in new inftarstructure. Hyperloop, Maglev, High speed trains, autonome electric cars. The list is longer. Entrepreneurship all over the place. China has launched the "One Belt One Road" vision for the Eurasian continent, the "New Silk Road". EU has launched the TEN-T concept. Core corridors and nodes are pointed out and massive investments are made and expected to be implemented during the next decades.