Call for Innovations open until Oct 5 - Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) and the UAE Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) are excited to launch our third annual Call for Innovations in government.

Submissions are open now, until the 5th of October 2018. 

Innovators from around the world are encouraged to submit innovative practices to fuel research on innovation trends and to inspire others to work in new and creative ways (see instructions in the box below). Click and distribute in your workplace the Call for Innovations A4 Flyer.

As in previous years, a number of these innovations will be featured in a published OECD report, and several of the teams will be invited to Paris to present at OPSI’s innovation conference, and to Dubai to present their work to the global audience at the World Government Summit and its interactive Edge of Government experience. These cases benefit from:

Global visibility: Featured innovation initiatives are promoted to the over 4,000 delegates to the Summit, 250 attendees of OPSI’s upcoming Innovation Conference, over 10,000 readers of OECD’s global trends reports, and thousands of visitors to the OPSI and Edge of Government websites. One team will win the UAE’s Edge of Government Award.

Platform for scale: Based on the experiences of previously featured teams, initiatives receive enhanced attention and support at home, and new partnerships are formed that enable projects to scale and be duplicated in other countries.

Global movement: Featured innovations and their teams serve as leaders and examples of impact to inspire others and build global momentum for innovation.

 How to Submit an Innovation:

1. First, register for the OPSI Website
2. Then, submit an Innovation through our digital Innovations Platform by 5 October 2018

You can preview the submission questions and share them with your team using the .doc version available here. Please note that final submissions will need to be done through the digital platform.

Who can Submit an Innovation?
We welcome submissions from government officials, civil society organisations, and companies, as long as the goals are to improve government and citizen lives, and the public sector is in the main leader of the work or is an integral partner.