Category: Government

A Peek Inside Ireland's Innovation Island

I had the opportunity recently to intervidw Rory Mullen, West Coast Director, IDA Ireland, and ask him a few questions about the innovation climate in Ireland and how the government is contributing to an increase in the innovation capacity of the island. Continue reading

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Virtually everything the government does these days, from drivers’ licenses to voter registration to retirement benefits, requires a robust technological platform that must overcome challenges specific to the public sector. Now, a team of technologists thinks they may have a solution. Continue reading

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Studies estimate that for every $1 the U.S. government spends on NASA, the economy is boosted by $7-$14. That means that with NASA’s current budget of $17.6 billion, the U.S. economy will get an injection of anywhere from $123.2 billion to $246.4 billion.
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Most innovations fail because they don’t get buy-in from the people who take them to market at key points in the process – and in words that motivate them. These marketers and product managers speak the language of money. Continue reading

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Government Driven Innovation - 9 Future Drivers

It has been 5 years since President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the first CTO of the United States. It has been 4 years since the US government launched Challenge.gov as a platform for the government offices in the United States to drive innovation and collaboration with its citizens. They were great initiatives, but not much has happened since then. Continue reading

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Innovation Questions of the Day

As a parent and someone who is focused and passionate about helping organizations create a sustainable innovation culture for their organization, I’m always thinking about inspirational questions to help put people in the right mindset to innovation, thinking about what subjects our educational institutions should be teaching in order to create tomorrow’s innovative workforce. Lately I came up with a couple of questions I’d like to share with you. Continue reading

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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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