Wise Innovation Project

Wise Innovation Project

Re-imagining Innovation Education & Culture

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2024 Offerings

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Embodied Ethics in The Age of AI | A five-part co-learning journey with storyteller Josh Schrei on the role of initiation, accountability, and ethical design in an era of great technological change. Watch recordings.


Nature Retreat | Experiential learning journey with Headwaters School and HYPE in Mt. Shasta CA, for innovators to cultivate greater intimacy with and accountable to the whole. Sign up to learn more.


Evolving Innovation Education | Analyze and propose upgrades for innovation education across K-12, higher ed, & startup ecosystem.


Wise Innovation Calendar | In collaboration with Zebras Unite, creating a new calendar for organizations to find greater alignment with natural cycles and each other.


🕊️ Vision

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The process for bringing ideas into the world is begging for re-imagination. How do we innovate in ways that don’t reproduce the conditions that nourish the tendencies that got us here?
Human development is the elephant in the room when it comes to calls for responsible innovation. What is the adequate training for innovators to be fit to wield powerful innovations?
This emergent ecosystem lacks a coherent vision, infrastructure, and resourcing. What is this moment calling for?

Population Served

  • Primary: Maturing Innovators. Founders and mid to senior-level leaders in critical junctures of their development. Asking deeper questions, growing psycho-spiritual orientation, feeling obligated and/or motivated to take next steps on their journey towards greater alignment.
  • Secondary: Next Gen Innovators. High school and university students hungry for more.

Intended Impact

  • Movement actualizes w/ critical mass of innovators trained, speaking, acting from new paradigm
  • Engineering and business schools worldwide transform curriculum
  • Nations adopt wise innovation as economic policy (e.g. Zebras Unite x Japan)
  • High profile leaders publicly denouncing systems and culture, reallocating resources and efforts
  • Wise Innovation stakeholder empowered in C Suite, Board, investment firms & accelerators
  • Transformational media regularly circulating


  • Location: Online first. IRL events in Bay Area, New York, retreat centers.
    • Seeking funding to create the first physical wisdom school for technologists.
  • Integrity: Modeling wise and responsible innovation in the process.
  • Bridge: Playing pollinator / weaver role in the ecosystem. Seeking guidance from and being in relationship to diverse range of people and perspectives across disciplines.


🙏 Get Involved


Wise Innovation Project is fiscally sponsored by HAPPI - on a mission to cultivate healthy communities and cultures that help people and planet prosper.

Seed funding by Evan Sharp, Co-founder of Pinterest.

You can support this early phase of our mission by making a contribution here 🥹

Donations are tax-deductible. You can give via credit card, Venmo, Paypal, Bank, even stocks and crypto. Forwards and intros to potential funders are deeply appreciated too.


  • Wise Innovation Project was initially activated in December 2023 by Andrew Dunn, former Innovation Lead at Center for Humane Technology
  • A small group has spent the winter resetting, building trust, and exploring how to merge overlapping visions for a more mature education system, entrepreneurship culture, and collective relationship with new technology. Backgrounds including Google, Meta, Apple, Santa Fe Institute, Civilization Research Institute, Buckminster Fuller Institute, The Long Now Foundation, Burning Man Project.
  • We are welcoming partnership on:
    • Operations, development, org management
    • Pedagogy and instructional design
    • Design and media production
    • Distribution and community of practice facilitation


We are welcoming support on a number of activities! See list here.


I’ve setup and will soon be activating a HyLo group. Get in touch if you would like to be added to a small Signal group in the meantime in which others in the emerging “wise innovation” ecosystem are connecting.


Who else needs to know about SWI? What communities and teams are hungry for this? Who else is working on wisdom schools for technologists?

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