Thank you to all who spoke, partnered and participated in INNOVATION 2023
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Co-hosted by the UK Government, UK Civil Service and the Cabinet Office, Innovation is a unique conference that brings together government leaders from across the globe responsible for the transformation and acceleration of their public sector organisations and services.
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About the event
Faced with new challenges, governments must innovate. And to do that, they must draw on the talent of the whole workforce; address the barriers within and across departments; and adapt civil servants’ tools, incentives and systems. Adopting a format as innovative as its subject matter, Innovation 2023 brought together civil servants from across the globe to explore this crucial field of government transformation.
Governments around the world face a complex set of social, economic and environmental challenges, driven by rapid technological, political and demographic change. And with public finances under pressure, few can spend their way out of problems. But by embracing innovation, they can find solutions within the very dynamics that are constantly throwing up new challenges – adopting emerging technologies, adapting to changed cultures, and building new skills, structures and communications methods to meet the public’s evolving expectations.
To drive innovation, officials require the tools, skills and confidence to experiment with new approaches to service delivery. The systems and structures within which they operate must support and promote intelligent risk-taking. And they need to work in partnership across professional and organisational boundaries, assembling the right skills and capabilities to rebuild services around users’ needs.
Building on the connections made at 2020’s virtual event, we are delighted to return to in-person events. Innovation 2023 aimed to help civil servants from a range of key professions and functions, and from countries around the world, to promote and develop new approaches to policymaking and service delivery. For innovation demands collaboration, understanding and mutual support, addressing barriers and tensions across the system.
Drawing on the expertise and views of all those attending, Innovation 2023 presented a unique opportunity to explore the keys to innovation with colleagues from around the world.