We know that in the future of work, the ability of kids to be innovative and entrepreneurial will allow them to make the most of emerging opportunities. While innovation isn’t necessarily something that’s taught, there are things kids can do to foster the skills that make it possible. Thinking creatively and business sense will be crucial.

Inspiring this kind of thinking in kids can go a long way towards success in their working lives. Explore the range of tools and resources below to start growing these capabilities in your kids.

Resource Audience Platform About Skills
Biz kids All ages Website/ Games Online Emmy award winning web show with a range of resources to teach kids a range of business concepts and thinking. Through a series of episodes, resources, lesson plans and games the material aims to give kids access to basic business concepts in easy related ways. Innovation
Kidpreneurs Early high school Book A kid friendly book that teaches concepts of entrepreneurship in an eye-catching and engaging manner. Innovation
Ken Robinson TED talk All ages Video Inspiring talk on the importance of fostering creativity in the way kids learn. With innovators breaking new ground in the way businesses are run and ideas developed everyday, it is increasingly important we understand how we can allow kids to develop Creative ways of thinking that are outside the box. Innovation
Brilliant business kids Early high school Book Book highlighting the stories of young entrepreneurs around the world and their ventures. Showing that starting a business doesn’t have to be as daunting as it seems. Innovation “the young entrepreneur survival kit High school Magazine/ online media Useful list of resources and information for older kids looking at becoming entrepreneurs . Innovation

Figure 8. Innovation as measured by number of trademarks and new business start-up for Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan areas (Average number of trademarks – is trademarks per 10,000 population -2005-14, new business start-up is % of total businesses per annum - 2010-2014)

Source: [in]Sight Innovation (RAI)

- “The Future of Work”, 2016