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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Seventh Meeting of the Innovation Champions Group

The seventh meeting of the Innovation Champions Group was held on Friday 13 May. Despite the inauspicious date, I feel the meeting went very well, as we’re really starting to work well as a group, with some really promising initiatives underway. One of those initiatives is the design thinking mentoring […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 30 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: A recent study by the Centre for Workplace Leadership, supported by the Department of Employment,  indicates that the public sector has been successful in creating products and services that go beyond what is expected, includes experimentation and new opportunities, new markets or new […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 23 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Phrases like human-centered design, design thinking and user experience are becoming part of the public sector vocabulary.   When these phrases are misused, interchanged or over-used without a clear understanding of the methodology behind them they lose meaning. Mason Pelt explains how user experience […]

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Reflections on 7 years of public sector innovation

As some of our readers already know, I’m soon heading off to new pastures for a while. Before I go, I thought it might be useful to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt and observed since starting to work on public sector innovation in the Australian Public Service […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 17 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Enterprise 3D printing, augmented reality and the connected home are three of the top ‘at-risk emerging technology’ listed in the recent report, 2016 Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey, published by the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) Division of the Software Engineering Institute at […]

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Weekly bits of interest – 9 May 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: How might you prepare for a future of artificial intelligence? The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will co-host four workshops “over the coming months on topics in AI to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence and machine learning and identify […]

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