Do yourself a favor and watch these two videos ASAP:
Steven Johnson explains, quite succinctly and with historic reference, a lot of the theses we’ve built Indy Hall upon over the last 3+ years and generally why environments like coworking spaces and coworking communities are such powerful engines for true innovation.
The ADD version:
It’s not about any one individual “idea” or moment, or even incentivizing collaboration, but instead about creating opportunities for smaller, half-baked ideas to bump into each other and serendipitously realize that they are each others’ missing pieces.
So STOP trying to make innovation happen, and let it happen.