A number of Australian Public Service agencies are working together this year on Innovation Week 2012. Innovation Week is about collaboration and creativity – sharing new ideas, solutions and ways of thinking in order to get better results and outcomes by the public sector.
It’s a chance for public servants to hear about some of the great and innovative things happening in the public sector and elsewhere, to participate in a range of hands-on projects, and to think about innovation in the context of their own work. There are a number of open events as well as closed/agency specific events. Why not have a look at the scheduled events and see if you would like to attend one?
Innovation Week 2012 is supported by the leaders of the APS. The Innovation Action Plan, which was signed by the Portfolio Secretaries, stated that “Recognising that long term value is captured through dissemination and diffusion of innovations, the APS and its agencies will institute mechanisms to recognise, celebrate and share innovation efforts. This will be done by … agencies holding innovation themed events to discuss, share and celebrate public sector innovation within their agencies.
From the Innovation Policy team at the Departmentment of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.