Innovate Oregon is creating an ecotone between industry and education. An example of this type of ecotone is the Agile Partnership Program.

>An ecotone is a transition area between two biomes. It is where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems). An ecotone may appear on the ground as a gradual blending of the two communities across a broad area, or it may manifest itself as a sharp boundary line. > The word ecotone was coined from a combination of eco(logy) plus -tone, from the Greek tonos or tension – in other words, a place where ecologies are in tension. > wikipedia

Ecotones are not just areas of tension, but of potential. In the stress and of these overlapping areas, there is the possibility of new creation. Teleb calls this a state of Antifragility where stress is strengthening. Adaptation happens in this zone. They are inherently Disentropic.

_Perhaps creativity is born of the tension found in the ecotone of entropy and disentropy. Just wondering..._