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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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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