Innovation Month 2015 – Dream, Dare, Do

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Innovation Month (3-31 July) is a programme of events designed to encourage, inform and enable the public service to further embrace innovation. The theme of 2015’s Innovation Month is ‘Dream, Dare, Do’.

Innovation Month Poster

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This year we're glad to say we have enough events for two posters!

The inside Canberra Innovation Month Poster (pdf 255kb) and the outside Canberra Innovation Month poster (pdf 255kb) feel free to print it out and share it around.

Innovation Month Events

All the events are being added to our event calendar (best viewed in Internet Explorer), see below for the list of Innovation Month events as they are confirmed.

Special thanks to our partners for Innovation Month 2015:
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Where will I hear about Innovation Month?

We'll be blogging about Innovation Month and posting about it on the PSIN newsletter, with special updates for members who have registered their location details. We will also be updating the PSIN calendar of events, posting news on Twitter using the #PSInnovate15 hashtag and be developing other promotional opportunities where they arise.

How can I get involved?

Innovation Month 2015 is a collective effort, led by interested people in public sector agencies, working together and with others outside of the public service who value innovation.

The first step to becoming involved is to register as a member of the PSIN by registering to receive the newsletter and specifying that you are interested in joining a local PSIN group. This means you will receive the behind the scene updates on Innovation Month developments and other news regarding public sector innovation coordination.

If you’re already a member of the PSIN and wish to update your details, follow the same link, enter your details and you will be sent an email to update your account.

If you’re a government employee you can also join the discussion about Innovation Month and other developments on the PSIN Group on the OPSI platform here. We have developed a guide (PDF 1 MBdocx 20KB) to assist the registration process.

If you have an idea for Innovation Month you’d like to discuss directly email us at psi [at] and we’ll get back to you.

Registering your event

If you're developing an event for Innovation Month, please register your event 25 June using this registration form (pdf 142kb) we also offer a running sheet (pdf 400kb) and planning sheet (pdf 414kb). All three are also available in this excel form (.xlsx 466Kb).

Event holders can also use the Innovation Month Logos which are available for download below:
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Stacked - back and white, full colour



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 Inline - back and white, full colour

How we can help your involvement

If you’d like to register your event with us, we will list you in the PSIN events calendar and can promote you in the PSIN Newsletter. We’ll soon have updated registration forms for you to complete.

If you’d like to run an event but note sure how to, you can look at our ‘how-to-guide’ to event management.

Background and more information

Innovation Month 2015 is the flagship initiative lead by the Department of Industry to achieve the objectives of the APS Innovation Action Plan “the APS and its agencies will institute mechanisms to recognise, celebrate and share innovation efforts. This will be done by … agencies holding innovation themed events to discuss, share and celebrate public sector innovation within their agencies.” The plan is supported by the leaders by the Portfolio Secretaries of the APS.

Posts about Innovation Month

All the Innovation Month related posts can be found here.