Defence and government

George Osborne To Crowd-source Ideas To Save Billions

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This week, Chancellor George Osborne invites workers to participate in a survey, in a reprise of the 2010 exercise which generated ideas that helped cut public sector spending. Millions of public sector workers, including teachers, civil servants and diplomats, are to be asked for their ideas on how to deliver public services more efficiently, to help George Osborne cut departmental …

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Government Digital Services: building up the blocks of incremental innovation

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The UK government often gets a bad rap when it comes to launching new services or updating technology. Its Universal Credit programme, the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s, being the most recent. It’s already taken 4 years and £700 million to get to where it currently stands, and earlier this month it was suggested that it …

How Open Innovation Works

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Open innovation is for many a new scary but hopefully exciting paradigm within the weird and wonderful world of innovation, data, insight, brainstorming and co-creation. It comes with a sack full of newly defined buzzwords. It embraces and converges often with other connected and similarly fascinating new approaches to working, such as collaboration and social. But does it work? The …

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Public Sector: The Internet as an Open Innovation Platform

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We live in a digital age. There is nothing highly contentious about that statement. The Internet has driven an explosion in connectivity and given rise to new and innovative ways of working. With its expansive and all-pervasive reach, the Internet has subsequently enabled the rise of social engagement and networking as a genuine and acceptable business tool. As the reliability, …

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Public Sector: Answers Outside Your Organisation

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Crowdsourcing and co-creation are very much of the moment topics. When considering innovation and ideation within the context of crowdsourcing and co-creation, you start to enter a world of significant opportunity and complexity. In this third post on open innovation within the public sector, we will explore the emerging concept of crowdsourcing. Open innovation in its purest sense is a …

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Public Sector: The Answers May Not Be Within Your Organisation

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Crowdsourcing and co-creation are very much of the moment topics. When considering innovation and ideation within the context of crowdsourcing and co-creation, you start to enter a world of significant opportunity and complexity. In this third post on open innovation within the public sector, we will explore the emerging concept of crowdsourcing.   Open innovation in its purest sense is …

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Public Sector’s Best Resource: Their People

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In our previous post we took a high level view on the drivers for, and new approaches to, innovation within the public sector. In this follow up article, we will explore the considerable innovative capacity, capability and potential within teams, departments and organisations across the public sector, and look at the various approaches to engaging and unlocking this. We live …

Fresh Ideas in the Public Sector

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Innovation within the public sector can be complex and challenging. We understand that attitudes are changing within the public sector to focus more on innovation efforts. We’re going to be publishing a series of blogs on public sector innovation as well as hosting a webinar we’d love to see you attend if you’d like to learn more. As an innovation service provider …

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Upcoming Webinars

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If you haven’t heard the news just yet, we’ve got two upcoming webinars you can sign up for that will help you learn how to utilise Idea Spotlight better in two different ways: Open Innovation: What it is and why it matters for public services Join us on September 19th at 14:00-15:00 BST for our first public sector “Open Innovation” …

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Three Reasons Innovation Management Software Works for Governments

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Governments are facing multiple issues and challenges currently, including a need to interact with their constituencies in order to find the best solutions for problems. The methods that governments have used to gather feedback, such as opinion polls or town hall meetings, not only take a lot of time, but don’t necessarily allow for viewing new ideas in the best …