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This report contains a summary of the anticipatory innovation review of Finland and is accompanied by a report which includes comprehensive analysis, methodology, and a detailed description of the anticipatory Innovation governance model. This work has been supported by the Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) of the European Commission under the grant REFORM/IM2020/04.
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.
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.
This paper supports the government of Ireland in developing its capacity for strategic foresight in the context of Anticipatory Innovation Governance, needed to prepare for and respond to futures that demand radically new approaches in the public service.
A summary report of the Government After Shock conference, which presented an opportunity for collective learning, thinking critically about the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and exploring how to steer government and society toward preferred futures rather than reverting to the status-quo.
This working paper introduces the key concepts and features of anticipatory innovation governance. It draws on academic literature and OECD work on a range of areas including public sector innovation, foresight, anticipatory governance and emerging technologies. It outlines an emerging framework to guide policymaking in complex and uncertain contexts and highlights questions for further research.
Research and analysis reveal that the most innovative countries and cities are taking action to eliminate points of friction between governments and those that they serve. This approach enables them to re-imagine the ways in which governments can collaborate and consider future scenarios. The report is part of the 2020 Trends Report series, an annual trends report developed by the OECD-OPSI and the UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI).
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