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

Out of a linear design process into ‘the cloud’

Teams practiced the inherently messy design process on our latest Aus and NZ learning programme.

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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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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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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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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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Updates

SoC Canada: The value and challenges of ‘trial and error’

The challenges - both practical and emotional - that embracing a process of iteration and possible failure can bring.

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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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