Innovation is the introduction of a new way of doing or creating something.


The need for innovation

According to the well known proverb "necessity is the mother of invention", and while that's obviously not the whole story (intellectual curiosity & scientific research for example are key innovation enablers) innovation that doesn't address a need probably doesn't go a long way to making the world a better place. We are being encouraged to innovate 8 but what are the challenges we face that require innovative solutions? If you have identified a challenge faced by local government please consider adding it to the challenge register.

Innovation Hints & Tips

  • Clearly identify the problem you want to solve;
  • Encourage everyone to be innovators;
  • Look for examples of sucessful solutions to similar problems and see if they can be adapted to solve your problem.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research
  2. Innovative Council
  3. Innovation Australia
  4. The 8 Pillars of Innovation - Google (July 2011)
  5. Google Search
  6. Public Sector Innovation Toolkit
  7. Innovation is Simple but not Easy (Bill Jarrard)
  8. Billion-dollar innovation scheme crafted in Turnbull's image - ABC (December 2015)
  9. Scientists give innovation package thumbs up - Sky News (December 2015)
  10. The Recipe for Generating Crazy, Innovative Ideas in Companies - Peter Diamandis / Singularity Hub (December 2015)
  11. The Importance of Innovation in Local Government - Dave Barry / Youtube
  12. What is Innovation? - Idea to Value
  13. Strategy Talk: How Can I Make My Company More Innovative? - Ken Favaro (June 2017)
  14. How Does Amazon Stay at Day One? - Forbes (August 2017)
  15. Local Government Innovation and Continuous Improvement Yammer Group
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