Stories

We understand the challenges of putting innovation into practice in government, and so our aim is to inspire action by sharing stories and real-life experiences from public innovators across the world. Explore these and updates from the collective below.

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Concepts

What does craftsmanship in public innovation look like?

By thinking about public servants as craftsmen and women, we can develop their skills in a more rounded way.

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Concepts

Developing innovation craft in the public sector

In the first in a new blog series on innovation capacity building, we discuss why we need to go beyond individual methods or approaches to also focus on innovation craft.

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Field notes

Setting up to succeed

How we are getting teams, projects and environments ready to learn in our programme in Australia and New Zealand.

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Concepts

Think about it: Making the case (and space) for reflection

The habit of reflection can increase the innovation capacity of public sector workers - we discuss why and how.

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Updates

Next iteration of learning programme kicks off in Australia!

The new cohort of eight public servant teams meet in Melbourne to begin their six-month learning journey.

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Retrospective

Transforming mindsets for driving public innovation in Canada

We look back at our nine-month journey working with the Government of Canada Entrepreneurs.

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Provocation

The demise of government?

We know there is a problem, but the problem is we don’t know what it is says Marco Steinberg.

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Retrospective

To boldly go

Laura Portal Avelar and Minh On discuss what it's like to be the Government of Canada's newest innovators

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Retrospective

The challenge of innovation pilots

How can we go beyond “innovation theatre” and reports doomed for oblivion, and instead use innovation pilots to accelerate learning? Colombia's Public Innovation team & Nesta's Innovation Skills team share their lessons learned.

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