Office for the Public Sector


South Australian Public Sector Innovation Lab

The Office for the Public Sector (OPS)  is piloting a South Australian Public Sector Innovation Lab.

The Lab aims to improve the lives of South Australians by using innovation to address complex issues in the community.

When fully operational, the Lab will combine a broad suite of innovation methods with the same model of accelerated delivery and change management that helped to make the 90-day projects such a success.

To inform the development of the Lab, the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment commissioned The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to explore global approaches to public sector innovation, identify implications for a local approach, and make recommendations for implementation.

OPS will provide the Lab as a service to government organisations and their partners.

OPS will pilot projects until March 2018 and trial a minimum viable service model, with the Lab to be rolled out from April 2018.

Organisations who are interested in getting involved can contact the Lab now via email at, and make a time to meet with one of the Lab team.

For a copy of the TACSI report, Solving Tough Problems. Seizing New Opportunities: A model for an innovation lab for the South Australian Public Sector, see below.

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