Weekly bits of Interest 19 September 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: Nothing is more intriguing, inspiring, and engaging than a good old-fashioned challenge. Whether you want to build a culture of innovation, reach employees in a meaningful way, or search for immediate ideas to solve pressing problems, an innovation challenge may be the answer. […]

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Hack the Planet

Hackathons aren’t new, and as reflected in The Mandarin this week, they’re springing up everywhere in government. But our experience from running a hackathon this Innovation Month suggests that there’s a good reason for this. Last month at the Public Sector Innovation Network Agents meeting, I shared some details about […]

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Weekly Bits of Interest 5 September 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: As always, please feel free to identify any other recent developments or articles of interest in the comments below. The ‘Agile’ way of working has become synonymous with innovation. It relies on everyone involved having a shared vision and is underpinned by a […]

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Weekly bits of interest 29 August 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: As always, please feel free to identify any other recent developments or articles of interest in the comments below. The World Intellectual Property Organisation has released the Global Innovation Index 2016 report. Switzerland top the table for the 4th year in a row, with […]

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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science BizLab Innovation Lab online.

Bizlab – the innovation lab of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) had its soft launch last week. ‘Soft’ because the actual physical lab is still under construction but the team currently has several projects already underway applying design thinking principles to some of the department’s core programs […]

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Innovation Champions Group Ninth Meeting

The first Innovation Champions meeting after Innovation Month 2016 featured a series of presentations concluding three of the Group’s cross-APS Innovation projects and discussions on next steps. The first was the conclusion of the APS Innovation Awards. Developed this year through partnership between the PSIN and IPAA ACT the inaugural […]

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The Innovation Month 2016 Conference – Future Frontiers Presentations

Below is the presentations and videos from the Department of Health’s Innovation Month Conference – Future Frontiers. More detail on this event is available on our blog. Content will be updated as it comes available. Alternative formats available on request.   Conference Opening Chair: Bill Turner Branch Head – Department […]

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After Innovation Month 2016, some initial thoughts

Was it only and month ago we were kicking off Innovation Month 2016 (IM16)? Time flies when your programme is packed. The numbers for IM16 are still coming in but from the outset it looks like we had another strong programme and the engagement of the APS in this showcase […]

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Weekly Bits of Interest 3 August 2016

Some recent developments and articles of interest: This week the Digital Transformation Office launched a beta performance dashboard. The dashboard addresses the performance measure criterion of the Digital Service Standards by displaying visually user satisfaction, cost per transaction, Digital take-up and the completion rate of government digital services. More information […]

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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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