It’s about innovation. From new drug discovery at the global scale to small-scale community initiatives. Innovation doesn’t need to be left to chance and that is important because new ideas are getting harder to find. Exaptive’s name comes from the concept of exaptation which can be applied to activities that reliably produce new and innovative ideas. In fact, we’ve learned there are multiple techniques to accelerate innovation which aren’t hard to implement or facilitate when focusing on problems one-at-a-time. The difficulty is in getting people to do what’s needed to continuously and asynchronously share, collaborate, and innovate as part of their normal behavior. This type of community needs data, systems, tools, and incentives to operate effectively.