Monthly Archives: August 2010
Developments and articles of interest from the last week: In this piece Uri Neren looks at innovation within the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in the US, and how conditions of limited resources, connectedness, and diversity have shaped its innovation capabilities.
This is a post from our colleagues Brant Smith and Helen Bailey at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Imagine if you could solve your problem by simply asking a question? Chances are that one of your colleagues or someone outside your department already has the solution to your […]
Developments and articles of interest from the last week: The Victorian Government has released its Gov 2.0 Action Plan. In this article Steve Ressler, founder of the collaborative site GovLoop, showcases three recent innovative developments in the US public sector.
I am Mark Paterson, Secretary of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and I want to share with you information about a new project that I am sponsoring. The Project aims to find ways of promoting innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS). There is a growing recognition […]
Developments and articles of interest from the past week: In this blog post from NESTA, Philip Colligan talks about the release of a new report on co-production. This article discusses the potential of cloud computing to assist public sector innovation.
One of the things we do at the Government Innovation Policy team is host and support the Public Sector Innovation Network. This Network began as part of the Management Advisory Committee project on public sector innovation as a mechanism to involve and hear from public servants. The Network is open […]
Improving innovation in the public sector is not an issue unique to Australia – there are many countries looking at how to boost innovation in their public sectors. One of the countries we mentioned in the report Empowering Change was South Africa who has been doing some interesting work through […]
Developments and articles of interest from the past week: This piece from John Steen at the University of Queensland looks at the recent mega-trends work of the CSIRO and the value of scenario thinking for innovation. In this post, Dr Nicholas Gruen (who was Chair of last year’s Gov 2.0 Taskforce) urges […]