Category: Government

Northern Lights in Oulu, Finland

While, some communities have not even launched their first government crowdsourcing initiative, the Finnish government and its citizens have a lot to teach us. They’ve been at the forefront of digital citizen engagement and it’s helping them out a great deal: in improving their policies, in learning more about the public, and in changing public sentiment about the government. Continue reading

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Competition for Innovation Attention Heating Up

The competition among countries around the world for attention for their innovation efforts, and to find corporate buyers for the intellectual property being developed in their universities, is heating up. This week I came across the following sizzle reel from New Zealand’s KiwiNet, otherwise known as The Kiwi Innovation Network: Continue reading

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Making All Voices count is an open innovation program premised on the belief that we can create a “world in which open, effective and participatory governance is the norm and not the exception.” Continue reading

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Paul R

Sometimes a good sound plan, uttered clearly at the right moment, IS the disruption. If the mind-bogglingly tragic, systemic failures at the VA have confounded you, then take heart. There is an organization, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), that has been working for years on a positive, comprehensive plan for reforming it. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Case Study, Governance, Government, Health/Healthcare, Military Innovation | 1 Comment
Crowdsourcing Diplomacy

Lets look at Innovation, Crowdsourcing, and the United States Government for a minute… The world continues to move faster than ever and diplomatic responses from the United States are required that are both increasingly more complex and more urgent, and the required solutions must address the inherent situational challenges while also protecting the interests of the United States and its allies. To deal with this diplomatic reality, the United States State Department is… Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Across the Digital Divide

Learn how innovation depends on lowering more barriers to participation… Continue reading

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Infographic - Innovation Rankings - USA and the Rest of the World

Innovation is said to be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity. Vaccinations and sanitation throughout the world have saved millions of lives in the last century. Inventions and technology have fostered increases in industry and productivity that have changed the face of our cities and infrastructures. But what makes a one country more favorable than another? Continue reading

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