The “innovation rainforest” is the official blog of T2 Venture Creation. Although T2 is no longer active, we have kept this site up so that the content remains available. Started in 2005, T2 was a pioneer in designing ecosystems to foster entrepreneurial innovation. We published award-winning books such as The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley. We hosted a major conference on innovation ecosystems called the Global Innovation Summit, which attracted ecosystem builders from over 50 countries. We ran the world’s first newsletter on ecosystem design that reached 20,000 readers. We hosted the first-ever training workshops for ecosystem builders and designers.