In 2020 and 2021, OPSI developed the idea of an Innovation Incubator jointly with the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 project. The goal of the incubator has been to to maximize the spread of learning and knowledge from initiatives to a larger ecosystem of actors. The OPSI-convened incubator has worked to connect experts and practitioners to provide insights and validation of transformative work, reduce duplication, and streamline replication efforts. The primary principle of the…
Features: Examples or Cases, Facilitators guide, Interactive diagnostic
2021 was yet another busy year at OPSI! As the rate and complexity of global challenges increases, so does our work. In cooperation with partners and counterparts, we complete another successful year of leveraging our expertise in global trends, public sector innovation systems, transformative technology and innovation skills, processes and methods. We held over 50 workshops, webinars and events Issued 13 reports Published 46 blogs And held hundreds meetings to drive the point home: that...
A summary report of the Government Beyond Recovery conference, which brought together over 2000 participants to reflect on the importance of innovation, co-creation, agile regulation and inclusion as the world emerges from a period of crisis and prepares for the complex challenges ahead.
“What is innovation, anyway?” It is a question we are asked at the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) every day. The concept of innovation is varied and confusing. Intentionally managing and steering innovation in governments even more so. While the OECD’s public sector innovation definition outlines that innovation is something that is novel to the context, implemented and brings about impact (for example in the form…
Anticipatory innovation explores and engages with emergent issues that might shape future priorities and future commitments. This report contains a summary of research and insights from practice on anticipatory innovation.
Adaptive innovation tests and tries new approaches in order to respond to a changing operating environment. This report contains a summary of research and insights from practice on adaptive innovation.
Enhancement-oriented innovation upgrades practices, achieves efficiencies and better results, and builds on existing structures. This report contains a summary of research and insights from practice on enhancement-oriented innovation.
Mission-oriented innovation establishes a clear outcome and an overarching objective for achieving a specific mission. This report contains a summary of research and insights from practice on mission-oriented innovation.
Innovation portfolio management is an emerging topic in the public sector that serves to systematically steer different types of innovation within organisations as well as in wider ecosystems. This report contains a summary of research and insights from practice on innovation portfolios.