Innovation Showcase – Sharing examples of public sector innovation

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence]

Previously on the blog we have mentioned the development of a platform for sharing examples of innovation in the public sector. Today I’d like to draw your attention to the public sector Innovation Showcase.

The Showcase is live and provides examples of public sector innovation in action. It also includes examples of Gov 2.0 initiatives, as the Showcase takes over from the previously separate Gov 2.0 Showcase. We and AGIMO thought it made sense to have the one showcase, given the obvious links between Gov 2.0 and innovation.

We encourage you to have a look at the site and browse through the examples that have been submitted so far.

We’d also encourage you to suggest other examples that you think should be included or point out the site to other public servants who may have case studies to put on the Showcase. We know there are great examples of public sector innovation out there, but we don’t always know what they are, who has done them, or where they’re being done – and so we need your help.

The examples do not have to be ‘big’ or ground-breaking. The most useful examples of innovation might be those that others could apply to their own work areas, rather than major shifts in policy thinking, completely new understandings of problems or big new programs. We want those examples too of course, but we think they are likely to be less common.

The examples may be internally facing or they might be policy or programs being delivered to clients and stakeholders.

If your agency is interested in providing a case study, please contact us and we’ll help you through the process of uploading the material.

The Showcase is open to examples from all tiers of government in Australia.

So – what other examples of innovation/Gov 2.0 do you know of that should be included?