Office for the Public Sector


South Australian Public Sector Innovation Lab

The Office for the Public Sector (OPS) Change@SouthAustralia initiative is piloting a South Australian Public Sector Innovation Lab, which will help address complex problems through innovation.

The Lab will be a rigorous, end-to-end innovation service to government organisations and their partners. It will operate as part of Change@SouthAustralia, alongside its program of 90-day projects.

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

When fully operational, the Lab will be available to government and non-government organisations to help address highly complex issues with multiple partner and stakeholders.

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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