The innovation ecosystem concept is catching with more folks. Note the following post from the Bumble Bee blog www.bioteams.com ......one of the Ten Trends to watch in 2006, according to the McKinsey Quarterly (Jan 2006), will be the emergence of new global structures with 'a barbell-like structure, with a few giants on top, a narrow middle, and a flourish of smaller, fast-moving players on the bottom. Similarly, corporate borders are becoming blurrier as interlinked "ecosystems" of suppliers, producers, and customers emerge'. This is resonates with what we have seen emerging over the last few years under the tag Virtual Enterprise Networks. For a quick summary of all ten trends.