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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Field notes

States of Change Victoria: Transitions, strategic serendipity and personal innovation

States of Change Victoria participant Abby Graham reflects on her approach to taking part in the innovation learning programme as one of 10 project teams.

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Concepts

Four levels of public innovation maturity

Joeri van den Steenhoven introduces his maturity levels to demonstrate the readiness of government to successfully engage in innovation and offer guidance on practical action.

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Field notes

Building a speedboat: An NGO experience of public sector innovation

Chris Plumridge, one of the States of Change learning programme participants in Victoria, reflects on how being a so called “gatecrasher” is paving the way for rewriting the script when it comes to government stereotypes.

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Updates

Introducing our new debate series: Lab Legacies

Join us on October 4th for our new debate series on innovation craft and lab politics, featuring two former government innovation lab leaders - Marco Steinberg (Helsinki Design Lab) and Juan Felipe Lopez (Laboratorio de Gobierno).

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Provocation

Forget about impact: Let’s be honest about systems change

In this provocation piece, Dutch innovation organisation Kennisland argue for a greater focus on systems change over impact to drive change in public and social innovation.

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Concepts

Practice-based R&D for public innovation

How we're working with practitioners to generate new insights through collaborative R&D activities.

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