Now in its fourth year Innovation Month continues to showcase and discuss innovation in the Australian Pubic Service (APS). Innovation Month 2016 will run from 4-31 July and is about action. It’s about mobilising the public service to be an exemplar for innovation by becoming 'more innovative in how we deliver services.’ The theme for Innovation Month 2016 is Disrupt • Develop • Display.
How can you get involved?
Innovation Month 2016 is a collective effort, led by public sector agencies and innovation leaders both inside and outside the APS.
If you’ve not already, register to become a member of the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN) to receive our weekly newsletter. If you’re interested in becoming more active, contact the PSIN team (psi [at] industry.gov.au) and we will connect you with a local PSIN group. Being part of a PSIN group means you will receive more information, the behind the scene updates on Innovation Month developments and other news from the public sector innovation advocates.
If you wish to update your PSIN membership details, visit the Subscribe to the Public Sector Newsletter page, enter your details and you will be sent an email to update your account.
If you’re an Australian government employee you can also join the discussion about Innovation Month and other developments on the PSIN Yammer Group.
You can help to make Innovation Month 2016 successful by;
- Organising an event – on your own or with your colleagues. If you would like to run an event but want some assistance, you can look at our ‘how-to-guide’ to event management which offers guidance on helping you prepare your own event. If you would like to organise an event but need some ideas about different types of events, you might get inspiration by the list of events from Innovation Month 2015
- Registering your event! If you would like register your event with us for listing on this page, you can complete the event registration form (.xlsx 131Kb) and email it to us (psi [at] industry.gov.au), preferably before 22 June 2016. (Even if your event is only for people within your agency, it would be great to include it in the list to let other people know what’s happening during the month.)
- Helping organise Innovation Month! Please email the PSIN team (psi [at] industry.gov.au) if you would like to help organising Innovation Month.
- Attending an event! Have a look at the list of events and see what appeals - please note events are being added as they are finalised.
Innovation Month Events
|1-Jul||Dept Health Innovation Month Launch (NSW)||AusIndustry (Vic PSIN)|
|Employment Innovation Framework refresh||Dept Employment|
|4-Jul||Innovation Month Launch, 11am-12pm, Canberra Innovation Network. Bookings and details.||PSIN Canberra (DIIS)|
|5-Jul||Employment Keynote Address||Dept Employment|
|5-Jul||Innovation Conference: Future Frontier, 9am-5.30pm Department of Health. For more information visit the Innovation Future Frontier Conference page.||Dept Health|
|5-Jul||The Spatial Imagination: Using Maps For Better Outcomes (Melbourne VPS only) 11am-1pm For more information and to register.||Peer Academy|
|6-Jul||Torque: Spawn Point – How Video Games are Invented and Made 6-7pm Questacon. Details and registration.||Questacon/IP Aust|
|7-Jul||Blockchain – The future of financial technology is here – 12:30-1:30pm, DFAT Barton. Details and registration.||DFAT|
|8-Jul||Innovation Expo - DIBP||DIBP|
|12-Jul||Hack the Planet||Dept Environ|
|12-Jul||Canberra Innovation Network Lean Start Up Customer Validation Workshop. 1-4.30pm. For more information and to register for the event visit the Eventbrite registration page.||CBRIN|
|12-Jul||Innovate. How? Hear our stories… 1-4.30pm. (Hobart) Details and registration here.||PSIN Tasmania (AusIndustry)|
|13-Jul||Disruptive Innovation Workshop, 8.30am-5.30pm Infrastructure and Regional Development. If you are interesting in participating you can register your expressions of interest through the Eventbrite registration page||Dept Infrastructure|
|14-Jul||Speed Mentoring||Dept Employment|
|14-Jul||The Spatial Imagination: Using Maps For Better Outcomes (Melbourne VPS only) 9.30am-12pm For more information and to register.||Peer Academy|
|14-Jul||Behavioural Economics: Fad, Fiction or the Future of Public Policy? 10-11.30am (Melbourne) Registration and details here.||AusIndustry (Vic PSIN)|
|14-Jul||Bringing ideas to life in the public sector, 11am-12.15pm Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Department of Communications and the Arts. Register to attend.||PSIN Canberra (DIIS) parneted with Dept of Comms & Art|
|15-Jul||Become A Policy Whisperer: Give Your Audience What They Want. 10.30am-12pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|15-Jul||Employment - walk in the shoes||Dept Employment|
|18-Jul||Ideas Management System Launch||Dept Employment|
|19-Jul||Understanding Complex (Wicked) Problems – webinar. 11am-12pm. For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Wicked Lab|
|19-Jul||Canberra Innovation Network Lean StartUp Customer Validation Workshop. 1-4.30pm. For more information and to register for the event visit the Eventbrite registration page.||CBRIN|
|19-Jul||weLearn – Keep Calm And Culture On 2-4.30pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|19-Jul||Australia’s Innovating Challenge with Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO – 11am-12pm webstream from the Department of Communications and the Arts. Register here.||Dept of Comms & Art|
|20-Jul||Creating the conditions for social innovation: What can we learn from science, business and biscuits? CBRIN/TACSI. 12-4pm Registration details here.||TACSI|
|21-Jul||Creating the conditions for social innovation 2: What does it take to prototype policy and services using co-design methods? CBRIN/TACSI. 9am-12pm.Registration details here.||TACSI|
|21-Jul||APS Innovation Forum, Department of Human Services. This event is APS Officers only (levels APS2-EL2). Registrations have closed.||DHS|
|21-Jul||Identifying and prioritising ideas that will create the most value. 9.30am-12pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|21-Jul||Art of Change: Innovating in our National Collecting Institutions – 10:30-11:30am webstream from the Department of Communications and the Arts. Register here.||Dept of Comms & Art|
|22-Jul||Does Your Website Really Work? 12-2pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|22-Jul||Write Less, Communicate More – Yammer 101 1-3.30pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|22-Jul||The Case for Content 1-5pm. Contentgroup, ANU Campus. Registration here.||ContentGroup|
|22-Jul||Live Your Customer Stories With “Customer Journey Mapping” 2-4pm. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|25-Jul||Industry 4.0 Ideas Marketplace. 1-2pm. APS only. Registration and details available here||Australian Futures Project|
|27-Jul||Innovation Expo (Health NSW)||Dept Health|
|27-Jul||Innovation Showcase: Positioning, Earth observations and Minerals, 11am Geoscience Australia. Event details here.||Geoscience Aust|
|27-Jul||Disrupt the Public Sector 10am-1pm (Melbourne) Collective Campus. Register here.||Collective Campus|
|27-Jul||Future of Work – Peer-to-peer pressure – the emerging gig economy, 10am-12pm Department of Employment. Registration here.||Dept Employment|
|27-Jul||APS Innovation Awards Ceremony – Invitation only.||IPAA|
|28-Jul||Applied Behavioural Insights: Using The EAST Framework 8.30am. (Melbourne VPS only) For more information and to register for the event visit the registration page.||Peer Academy|
|28-Jul||DHS Tasmania Innovation Forum 9am-1pm (Hobart DHS Staff only) Department of Human Services. Contact innovation.action.network.IAN [at] humanservices.gov.au||DHS|
|28-Jul||Service Design in Government: A Practical Approach to Accessibility 9.30-11.30. Join DTO staff as they share the resources and learnings and hear from government agencies about their own experiences. This interactive session will allow time for discussion and the sharing of ideas. Tickets available on Eventbrite.||DTO|
|28-Jul||Coding a better government 1-2.30pm (Melbourne) – This session will be a showcase of two Code Fellowships currently underway in the Victorian Public Service—hear from both the VPS and Fellows about new ways of tackling old problems. For more information. Contact Robyn.miller [at] dpc.vic.gov.au||DPC VIC|
|29-Jul||VPS Meet the BI Unit 10.30-11am (Melbourne, VPS only) Contact Robyn.miller [at] dpc.vic.gov.au||DPC VIC|
|29-Jul||GovHack (all weekend) For more information visit the GovHack website.||GovHack|
Registering your event
If you’re developing an event for Innovation Month, please register it by Wednesday 22 June 2016 using the event registration form (.xlsx 131 Kb), this document also offer a running sheet (pdf 101Kb) and planning sheet (pdf 95Kb).
Additionally, this page will be updated regularly with information about Innovation Month, event suggestions and briefing. Ensure you visit the PSIN blog regularly for bits of interest and the latest developments in innovation. You can also follow Innovation Month 2016 developments on Twitter @PSInnovate using the hashtag #PSInnovate16.
Event holders can also use the Innovation Month Logos which are available for download below:
High resolution EPS files are available on request, please email your request to psi [at] industry.gov.au
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 as well as promoting your event in the PSIN Newsletter.