David Edwards is a pioneer of the possible. He invents radically new ways of delivering human health and wellness, creates forums where like-spirited ideas enrich cultural dialog, and writes about it all. David’s Ideas are developed with artists, designers, chefs, perfumers, and students at Harvard University, where he teaches a special class How to Create Things & Have Them Matter in the Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences as Professor of the Practice of Idea Translation.
David’s Ideas have led to many companies and nonprofits over the last twenty years, including Advanced Inhalation Research (purchased by Alkermes in 1999), Pulmatrix, Medicine in Need, AeroDesigns, WikiFood (now Incredible Foods), Quantum Designs, LabStore, Cafe ArtScience, Le Laboratoire, Sensory Cloud and oNotes. He is also a founder of the World Frontiers Forum and the Frontier Art Prize. David writes fiction and nonfiction in English and French. His new book Creating Things That Matter will appear in autumn 2018 with Henry Holt.
David has won many international awards including being honored as a Chevalier of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, is a member of the National Academies of Engineering in the USA and France, and a member of the National Academy of Inventors (USA). His work has been covered in major international media including The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Le Figaro, Le Monde, The Times, The Independent, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, The New Yorker, and USA Today.