PSFK in partnership with HP Matter speaks to Peter Semmelhack, founder and CEO of Bug Labs, about creating tools for the next generation of makers and how that will impact the technology space

Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Peter Semmelhack for designing open source tools that empower the next generation of innovators.

One theory of development places a premium on the idea of walled gardens, where companies maintain tight controls over design, features and functionality. And while this may be successful in the short term, it can be a narrow path on the road to innovation that fails to address real needs or realize its full potential.

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