Innovation toolkit – making IDEAS interactive

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] One of my favourite features of our Public Sector Innovation Toolkit is the IDEAS framework, developed by Professor John English. It’s a simple series of questions that help you consider whether an idea is ready to be pursued. I find… Continue reading Innovation toolkit – making IDEAS interactive

Can humanity manage the consequences of its ingenuity – Daniel Sarewitz

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] As society and technology develops, how can we manage the resulting complications and complex problems? Are we encountering problems that are too hard to solve? This is an issue that Professor Daniel Sarewitz spoke about at a recent presentation at the Australian National University titled ‘Can humanity… Continue reading Can humanity manage the consequences of its ingenuity – Daniel Sarewitz

Strategic Innovation and Local Government National Roundtable 8 May 2012

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Is there a difference in how you innovate at the Australian Government level as opposed to in local government? I was preoccupied with this question when I recently attended the Strategic Innovation and Local Government National Roundtable organised by the Australian… Continue reading Strategic Innovation and Local Government National Roundtable 8 May 2012

Innovation in times of constraint – David Albury

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Fiscal constraint is currently a key consideration for public sector agencies around the world – how do we innovate when there are so many competing priorities for the resources of agencies? Recently David Albury, from The Innovation Unit in the UK, presented… Continue reading Innovation in times of constraint – David Albury

Involving your agency in Innovation Week 2012

[Originally published on the Australian Government Public Sector Innovation Network under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY AU licence] Planning for Innovation Week 2012 is coming along and we’ve had some great questions about the events of Innovation Week and how people can get involved. Apart from the formal line-up of events that you can find on our site, we… Continue reading Involving your agency in Innovation Week 2012