The Boston Innovation Guide

A spotlight on retail, health and wellness, education, civic, and startup innovations born in Boston.

Boston has become a hotbed of innovation thanks to the collaborative culture fostered by the city’s universities, businesses, and government. In this guide, PSFK creates a cheatsheet of inventive business concepts and new creations in the retail, health and wellness, education, civic, and the startup sectors.

Published July 2016

Pro content

The 25+ page report includes:

  • Freedoms necessary for Innovation
  • 40 best-in-class examples of innovative places, products, tools and services born in Boston
  • Maps to explore the locations mentioned in the report.
  • Lessons for retailers, health and wellness, educators, cities, and startups.
  • Plus a bonus 26+ page presentation
  • Summary Presentation

    Invite the analysts behind this PSFK report to come and provide a tailored presentation at your office or next conference. We work to tailor our talks to provide context and actionable recommendations for all audiences. There are three ways to get in touch:

    Innovation Workshops

    Turn the insights and recommendations found within this report into action through a workshop. Customized specifically for your business' goals, needs and culture, this is a hands-on dive into the ideas and trends in our reports, with a focus on implementing them for your own business or clients. Whether these run from 4 hours to 2 days, your team will leave not just inspired and informed, but ready to take action.


    Editorial Roundtable: Boston As A Blueprint For Global Innovation

    Industry experts explore the feasibility of using the 'Boston model' as a way to build out other innovation hubs across the globe. Can it be done?

    Work Editorial Roundtable: Why Boston's Creative Community Is Synonymous With Innovation

    Industry experts explain how a city like Boston may improve itself when it comes to engendering innovation

    Editorial Roundtable: Boston Becomes The Innovation Destination

    Industry experts explain how a 'paying-it-forward' effect has allowed Boston to become the country's innovation capital

    Food & Beverage PSFK Picks 7 Innovative Spaces To Visit In Boston

    Check out the organizations that inspire, facilitate, and introduce new concepts, from our Innovation Debrief: Boston

    Five Freedoms To Unlock Innovation

    The Innovation Debrief: Boston teaches that in order for innovation to thrive, entrepreneurs must be given the liberty to do so

    Innovation Expert: Why I Came To School In Boston And Never Left

    Matt Weiss, Managing Director at IDEO coLAB, discusses what makes Boston an innovation hub

    PSFK Picks The Most Innovative Education Hubs In Boston

    The Innovation Debrief: Boston unveils unique education hubs in the greater Boston area

    PSFK Picks The Most Innovative Retail Sites In Boston

    The Innovation Debrief: Boston unveils the most innovative stores in the greater Boston area

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