While public servants may rarely know exactly what kind of innovation might solve a problem upfront, the act of figuring it out (of engaging with the ‘unknown’) remains a process that they can master, like any other.
To understand how innovation occurs in government, we apply a lifecycle approach to innovation, delving into the characteristics and needs of each stage.
For this project, we research stages of innovation and identify problems and learning that supports public servants moving from one stage to the other.
By delineating the lifecycle of innovation, governments are better able to systematise innovation, more clearly determining whether the problem they are facing requires an innovative response and how best to engage in the process of innovation, from start to finish.
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