What is Permissionless Innovation?

What do 3-D printed medical devices, ride-sharing apps, driverless cars, and the printing press all have in common?

Nobody asked for permission to invent them.

They happened because someone, somewhere, saw an opportunity—a problem to solve and a solution to develop—that could change the world. They happened because the best solutions come through spontaneous discovery and experimentation, through trial and error, through experience.

These discoveries bring out the best in all of us, improving our lives and advancing everyone toward a freer and more prosperous future. As these discoveries multiply, we can more freely express ourselves and learn even more. We can better listen to—and respect—one another. We can test our ideas, learn from others’ experiences, and improve our world.

Through this spirit of permissionless innovation at Koch, we can tackle tomorrow’s challenges with today’s ideas. And we will.