Innovating public services

What do you think we should do to accelerate innovation in the public sector? Today, innovation is business as usual also within the public sector. If economic growth is not the main objective for innovation, what is? What are the drivers and obstacles for public-sector innovation? How can we develop innovative services for the people who need it the most? Share your ideas here!

How might we accelerate innovation in the public sector?

Today, innovation is business as usual also within the public sector. Even so, innovation is associated with start-ups, competition and commercial success. If economic growth is not the main objective for innovation, what is? What are the drivers and obstacles for public-sector innovation? How can we develop innovative services for the people who need it the most?

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  • Crowds are the future!

    Innovators should turn towards crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowd creation.

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  • Focus on implementation

    To boost more durable and less resource consuming innovations we need to focus on implementation.

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  • Create an innovative culture

    The efficiency & quality of public service will increase if we could spurring an innovative culture, accompanied by structural changes that adopts and facilitates creative

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  • Connect research to product development earlier

    By connecting early stage research conducted at university to innovation entities we could start the product development much earlier.

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  • Extend contract periods

    If the public sector could sign contract periods with collaborating companies longer than today’s 2-4 years, we could support a more offensive and long-term investments in

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  • The City of Stockholm can push the (plastics) market

    The City of Stockholm can drive the market by placing tough but reasonable demands on products and services.

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  • Break down purchase areas

    Large organisations such as the City of Stockholm can do a lot by breaking down large purchase areas into more smaller ones to place higher and more specific requirements on

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  • Overcome bureaucracy

    What if we could create a fast lane for social innovation? Great ideas tend to get stuck in the winding corridors of the society’s bureaucratic system without even getting

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  • Digital and democratic participatory budgeting

    The process of budget allocation should be partially democratised and engage its citizens in the decision-making processes offline and online.

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  • the end of vertical organisations

    Societal challenges are complex which needs organisations that does not function vertically but instead focus on horizontal management. Our public organisations are vertical and

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  • Deep understanding of socio-economic challenges

    The social innovators should have a deep understanding of the socio-economic challenges and acceptability / adoptability of its solution within its target community for greater

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  • Artificial intelligence powered direct democracy

    You submit all your preferences and wishes to your own personal AI-representative, and train it with answering questions.
    Then everyones AI representatives vote for all

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