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We’d like to share with you the theme for Innovation Month 2016 – ‘Disrupt, Deliver, Display’.Innovation Month 2016 will run from 4-31 July and planning is already underway for a number of activities. We find it helps to have a theme that can help guide us in thinking about what events, activities or issues are explored during the month.Why this theme?We think it captures some of the key issues facing innovation in the public sector at the moment. Disrupt – there are disruptive technologies and...
Do you ever ask yourself – am I behaving in a way that will help others try new things, to propose new ideas?It’s easy to talk about innovation. It’s also (sometimes) easy to write about innovation. It’s sometimes easy to think that it’s other people that are holding innovation back. It’s also sometimes easy to think that if you just had the chance, if you just had the time or the space, that it would be easier to be innovative.But innovation is about people – whether it’s about getting support...
So what’s happening in the states and territories in government innovation?If you’ve been following the newsletter you’ll know we here at the PSIN have been putting the call out for more members to update their details so we know more about you. Currently there are 1937 members in the network, and last time I checked about 800 had registered with additional details (i.e. joined after we’d changed the registration form in May last year) and 1100 who hadn’t.  Checking today I find we have 904...
For our finale for Innovation Month 2014 we’d like to announce the addition of some new guidance material about horizon scanning to the resources available on the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit.‘A practical guide: introduction to horizon scanning in the public sector’ [PDF 1.5 MB, Word 1.1 MB][1. This material was produced for us by Kate Delaney, through John Robinson Consulting Services Pty Ltd.] gives an in-depth introduction to the technique of horizon scanning and why and how it should be...
We’ve had some changes at the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN). The development of the Terms of Reference and the publication of the co-ordination group contacts is the outcome of recent activity over the past few months. With these developments, we thought we’d take time to explain the why and the how of the PSIN, as an introduction to newcomers to the community and a recap on developments for regular visitors.Why have Public Sector Innovation[caption id="...