Innovation means different things to different people. For us at Cofluence, it means imagining, designing and delivering new approaches to public needs. So ‘public innovation’ is our way of addressing a diverse field of interests including
- innovation around public sphere debate and participation;
- innovation within the public sector (as the key mechanism for social impact), as well as
- innovation for public services development and delivery.
These all share a public-purpose focus and one of the most impactful areas today is digital innovation – which we find is often misunderstood on both sides of the public service /digital geek worlds. The Cofluence team have a broad experience in e-gov, gov 2.0 and open government programs as well as the rapidly changing area of civic hacking.