Innovation Month 2017 - Making it Happen

Innovation Month is now in its fifth year and continues to showcase and discuss innovation across the Australian Public Service (APS).  Innovation Month will run from 3-31 July and the theme for this year is 'Making it Happen'.

What is Innovation Month?

Innovation Month is an annual showcase on public sector innovation, its achievements and challenges. Although innovation is all year round, Innovation Month provides an opportunity to focus on what's happening across the public sector and have an open conversation about how the public sector innovation journey is going.

How can you get involved

Innovation Month 2017 is a collective effort led by public sector agencies and innovation leaders both inside and outside the APS. Anyone can run an Innovation Month event, and by default we try to make as many Innovation Month events open to all public sector employees or the public. The PSIN Secretariat reserves final decision on programme content and events must be consistent with the APS Code of Conduct and be not-for-profit. N.B. Event Organisers can sell tickets ‘at cost’ to cover expenses.

If you haven't already, register to become a member of the Public Sector Innovation Network (PSIN) to receive our newsletter and updates on Innovation Month. Australian government employees (Federal, State, Territory or Local) are also welcome to join the online discussion at the PSIN Yammer Group. Members must join using their government work email address.

You can help to make Innovation Month 2017 successful by:

  • Organising an event. Take a look look at what ran in Innovation Month 2016, 2015 and 2014.
  • Contributing support - email psi [at] if you have resources you can supply to assist with some of the ideas we have in the works. Or raise them on the Yammer Group.
  • Attending an event! Have a look at the list of events and see what appeals - events will be added as they are finalised.

Registering your event

Stay tuned for details on how to register your event.

This page will be updated regularly with information about Innovation Month.  Ensure you visit the PSIN blog regularly for weekly bits of interest and the latest developments on innovation.  You can also follow Innovation Month 2017 developments on Twitter @PSInnovate using the hashtag #PSInnovate17.

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