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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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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Updates

First public servant cohort graduate in Victoria

After a 9-month journey the first cohort of public servants have graduated from our public innovation learning progamme.

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Field notes

Putting innovation into a practice: A tool compendium

We're sharing a collection of tools that we've been using with civil servant teams in Victoria, Australia.

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Retrospective

The Alberta CoLab: the uncut edition

Five years after its launch, Alberta Colab director Keren Perla reflects on how at the height of its success, the lab decided to reinvent its business model.

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Provocation

Lab Legacies #4: Lab business models

Keren Perla of Alberta Colab and Javier Guillot of Colombia's innovation team share how they've redesigned their innovation lab models.

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Updates

States of Change 2018 - our year in review

As we begin the new year, we share our journey so far and take a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2019.

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Provocation

Lab Legacies #3: The value of a lab

We spoke to Andrea Siodmok and Stephanie Wade about the different ways we can value the role of an innovation lab.

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Concepts

Landscape of innovation approaches: introducing version 2

An updated overview of the methods and approaches we’ve come across in the world of public innovation.

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Concepts

Proof of concept, prototype, pilot, MVP – what’s in a name?

We explain what these four methods for testing and developing solutions mean and the differences between them.

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