„Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin“(Together Digital: Berlin) combines the digital and smart city strategies. We define smart as solving future challenges in creative, open, experimental and participatory ways. This strategy helps to establish new work approaches, agile methods, competence building, and a systematic knowledge transfer between the administration and its inhabitants. By aligning technologies, methods, and cultural processes, it supports existing strategies to reach their respective…
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The project is aimed to prevent the loss of the rights of refugee children in Türkiye due to language and translation difficulties in judicial processes. Children involved in judicial processes, translators, judges-prosecutors and other auxiliary judicial staff have benefited very much from the project. For the first time, the capacity of translators has been strengthened and the secondary trauma risks of children have been mimized.
Finland’s Ministry of Finance set a target for all public services to be available digitally by 2023 as part of its Program for Promotion of Digitalisation. The 'Co-designing future digital services' project is a new way of providing free expert mentoring for public sector organisations in developing their digital services, with an emphasis on collaborative learning. The aim of the project is to ensure that future digital services are designed to be human-centered and of high quality.
Innovation Zones, Facets and Beyond – LIEPT (Lund Innovation Ecosystem Portfolio Tracking)…
To provide a systematic approach for initiating and tracking collaborative development processes over time and inform investment decisions in multi-stakeholder environments, Future by Lund (FBL) has implemented a new model for innovation ecosystem portfolio tracking (LIEPT). The model benefits partnering stakeholders by building strategic competence for scaling solutions and working with innovation portfolios as an approach for governing and developing the ecosystem’s priority areas.
Govtech – Innovative Social Welfare Programme with New Zealand and the Philippines
The Valenzuela City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) participated in the 13-week accelerator programme. The The accelerator is a 13-week innovation programme. The programme took the staff from CSWDO who needed to support individuals in crisis situations. They addressed the problems and applied innovation methodologies to create solutions that work. The programme targeted root-cause problems, facilitated collaboration, and upskilled participants – driving better outcomes.
FREIIA, Facilitating Resilience Empowerd by Island’s Innovation Approaches
Together with partners from 5 other European countries, the Province of Fryslân developed an innovation model (so-called Tipping Approach) to catalyse and stimulate bottom-up innovations and harness ideas from local stakeholders. Complementing this, a governance model is being developed to provide civil servants with tools to implement these innovations in the social process in a simple and user-friendly way.
Procurement Planning Platform (PPP) for driving Sustainability, Circularity and Innovation in Lisbon…
Lisbon Municipality aims for more innovation and sustainability in Public Procurement. Urgency and specifications' complexity are excuses for not considering sustainability in tenders and barriers to attracting innovative SMEs and startups. The innovative approach involved users designing and developing the Procurement Planning Platform, using a rapid development tool, cloud-based, and agile methods, which selects and supports a project-led approach for deploying new procurement strategies.
Nova Scotia has 21 Community Transportation Operators serving mainly vulnerable populations in rural areas. The CTOs were unable to feasibly procure a common dispatch and scheduling solution that met their needs, leaving them with inefficiencies and inability to meet growing needs. The Outpost for Public Sector Innovation designed a new approach to co-designing and procuring solutions to complex challenges. Together with stakeholders, partners and vendors, two viable solutions were developed.
Satellites collect images that can be used to identify deformations of infrastructure at millimetre level with InSAR analysis. This project investigates the use of InSAR in the monitoring of deformations of bridges. Can InSAR be of added value for a structural health assessment of bridges which, with aging assets over the largest part of Europe, becomes more and more critical? Nowadays the monitoring of bridges is very labour intensive and often not without danger. InSAR may reduce this.
Over 3 million citizens annually visited government offices in Delhi for various transport services. To reduce interference of middleman, application pendency and physical exposure in view of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, faceless services have been launched to offer transport services to citizens at the comfort of their home. Using AI, e-sign, biometric-based authentication and institutional restructuring, faceless services provide hassle-free contactless services to citizens.