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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Updates

Next iteration of learning programme kicks off in Australia!

The new cohort of eight public servant teams meet in Melbourne to begin their six-month learning journey.

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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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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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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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Applications open for 2019 Learning Programme in Australia & NZ

Find out about our new six-month programme starting in April, which is open to any City, State or Federal government agency in the region.

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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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Updates

SoC Victoria: Reflecting on a reflection retreat

We took the public servant participants out of their usual environment to pause, reflect and consider their role in the broader transformation of the Victorian public sector.

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