Innovation

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

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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)
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