Introducing our new debate series: Lab Legacies

The field of public innovation is still emerging and constantly evolving, and we want to inspire action by building on the experiences of leading innovation practitioners from across the world. In this new Lab Legacies series, we’ll be sharing their practical experiences and debating key questions about how we best embed innovation and build the capacity of governments to solve problems.

Join us via Zoom for our first event on Thursday 4th October, 14:00 UK time.

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The first Lab Legacies will be an online discussion on innovation craft and lab politics between:

  • Marco Steinberg (Finland), former Director of Helsinki Design Lab; and
  • Juan Felipe Lopez (Chile), former Executive Director of Laboratorio de Gobierno

The conversation will be facilitated by Jesper Christiansen, Head of Strategy & Development at Nesta.

When: 4th of October 2018, 14:00-15:00 UK time (British Summer Time).

Where: this online conversation will be happening via Zoom. Please add the event to your calendar, and click here on the day to join (no pre-registration required).

Conversation theme: innovation craft & lab politics

An increasing number of organisations and teams have been given a mandate to innovate. What most practitioners are learning is that the challenge is less about the uptake of a new method, but developing and applying the craft of public innovation: how to apply innovation approaches in government, and manage the politics and environments in which the new way of working has to be embedded.

Lab Legacies will focus on what ‘innovation craft’ actually entails, and what the practical behaviours and tactics are that make innovation happen in government.

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