The Ditchley Foundation is a strange thing for a non-British I assume. I attended in mid-May a workshop on Innovation where gentlemen (and not many women as it is common in technology) discussed about innovation in a beautiful18th century castle!
The discussions were relaxed, friendly but serious and passionate. The main lesson I learnt is that clearly innovation is still seen as a process for established institutions and not really as what start-ups do best. For those interested in a refreshing view on the topic, the synthesis produced by the chairman of Ditchley is of real interest and available online.