'From systemic risks to systemic opportunities’ was the focus of the University of Oxford IdeasLab at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2013. Academics from the Oxford Martin School debated five key ideas: How do we manage globalisation without succumbing to systemic risk?; how can 9-10 billion people be sustainably fed?; how do we develop an adequate understanding of climate change?; how do we tackle new medical threats?; and how do we deliver a new form of governance for 21st century cyberspace?