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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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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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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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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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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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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Retrospective

Becoming a government search-up: Colombia's innovation team

We talk to Colombia's public innovation team about how they've developed their role and working with States of Change.

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Retrospective

Lab Legacies #2: How to position an innovation lab

In our second debate, Chelsea Mauldin from Public Policy Lab and Giulio Quaggiotto from Climate-KIC joined Jesper Christiansen for a wide-ranging conversation on positioning an innovation lab to have the largest impact on government.

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Concepts

Engineering serendipity in public sector innovation labs

Glen Mehn, Head of Development Innovation at Nesta talks all things serendipity, and gives some practical advice on how innovation labs and teams can make the most of happy accidents.

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Retrospective

Lab Legacies #1: The politics of government innovation

We spoke to Marco Steinberg and Juan Felipe Lopez about the politics, pitfalls and challenges of innovation in government.

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