Weekly Bits of Interest 25 July 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Innovation appears to be the latest buzzword, but as outlined by Stephen A. Di Biase, Ph.D. innovation is a discipline that can be learnt. Innovation drive competition and capability. To put it simply ‘innovator is synonymous with being a problem solver’ and everyone […]

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Weekly Bits of Interest 11 July 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Nesta in partnership with the Observer, revealed their third list of New Radicals, the 50 radical thinkers and innovators changing society for the better. The 2016 list is made up of an inspiring group of entrepreneurs and social innovators working in sectors ranging […]

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Innovation — what does it look like?

The Public Sector Innovation Month Conference, now in its third year, was held at the Hellenic Club on the 5 July. Over the past three years the conference (previously called the Summit) has grown from 140 delegates in 2014 to 350 delegates in 2016. The title of the conference ‘Future Frontier’, […]

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Launching Innovation Month 2016

It was with great pleasure this week that as Chair of the Innovation Champions Group, I launched the fifth Innovation Month – ‘Disrupt, Develop Display’ and with it another great programme of events for the month. Before going into the programme, the full details of which can be found here, […]

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8th Meeting of the Innovation Champions Group

The eighth meeting of the Innovation Champions group was held at the Department of Human Services’ Design Hub in the new Finance building, 1 Canberra Avenue. This was the second time the group meeting has been hosted by the Design Centre (the previous being February this year) and the first […]

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Weekly Bits of Interest 27 June 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Digital start-ups are disrupting traditional businesses by inserting themselves at every juncture in the customer’s consumption chain. By decoupling—the act of separating activities that people are used to co-consuming—new digital businesses are disrupting retailing, telecom and other industries. The paper The Decoupling Effect of […]

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The Innovation Month 2016 programme is almost here

Blimey! Was it not so long ago that Innovation Month 2016 was just a twinkle in our eye? We’re under a month from the programme’s kick off and the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN) Agents are rapidly adding events to our programme listing. This will be the fifth APS Innovation […]

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Weekly Bits of interest 20 June 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Public administration in the 21st century is undergoing dramatic change. This is the case not only in advanced economies but also in many parts of the developing world. Problems faced by governments are increasingly complex, ‘wicked’ and global, rather than simple, linear, and […]

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The Public Sector Innovation Network Yammer Group.

The aim of the PSIN is to share information amongst members on innovation news and developments, as the group has grown the need for an online collaborative space has become more apparent. Without a shared online location the members are reliant on the website, newsletter or contacting the PSIN secretariat […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 7 June 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Gary Klein, Ph.D., a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC, discusses the innovation mindset through the cognitive psychologist’s approach to fostering insights. A study published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, Innovation Agents in the Public Sector: Applying Champion and Promotor Theory to […]

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