What is innovation?
Innovation has become a bit of a buzzword for some; the word appears to have been hijacked by Silicon Valley to apply to every conceivable kind of app and start-up company. If this is an accurate appraisal does innovation actually mean new, shiny, exciting and young?
According to Canadian historian Benoît Godin;
Innovation is everywhere. In the world of goods (technology), but also in the world of words: innovation is discussed in the scientific and technical literature, but also in social science like history, sociology, management and economics. Innovation is also a central idea in the popular imaginary, in the media and in public policy. In summary innovation has become the emblem of the modern society, and a panacea for resolving many problems. 
The Innovation Box will explore the general contemporary understanding of innovation, that of mobile phones and other technologies. As the months progress the intervention will discuss wider interpretations, for example social innovation or policy innovation. The intervention begins at the end, with photographs by Heather Agyepong.