Open Innovation : NESTA for UNDP : Alice Casey


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  • Great to be here and to meet you – hope to talk with you later and to answer questions after this presentation. I am alice casey, I design and develop projects within the social innovation lab at nesta. Currently leading on the n’hood challenge.
  • Endowment What kind of organistion? Former NDPB transitioning to charitable status Working on social and economic issues
  • The social and public service lab is what I’ll be focusing on today
  • Responding to the fact that the old ways aren’t working
  • Example of the NHS – sickness to wellness (cure to prevention and management) Chronic illnesses eg. diabetes and mental health Behavioural change issues also an area gvt finds v.difficult to tackle top down alone eg. co2 reduction, social capital increase, anti social behaviour
  • The only graph I’ll show you! Gives idea of the ongoing nature of the problems we’re facing as a society eg. aging Just doing things the same way is not a viable option The scale and urgency of the problem.
  • Time to try something new!
  • How to go about doing it in a moment but first we need to understand what we’re talking about when we say innovation
  • Lots of people think innovation is just ideas… in fact it is a process of finding those ideas, developing ideas that arent new and applying those ideas – failing, amending, reapplying until you achieve the desired impact.
  • Low barriers to entry an an open call means that we get maximum potential from those close to the community
  • We begin to give some steer and support to whittle down the most promising ideas
  • Ten finalists actually run and test out their ideas on the ground – all trying to reach a particular goal
  • 4 projects won a share of £1million pounds (the prize could have been smaller and had the same effect)
  • Community groups make a real, measureable impact
  • They can change behaviour and access hearts and minds in ways top down government approaches simply do not
  • Unlocking capacity that we need to tap into to solve intractable issues
  • Its ok not to ‘know it all’
  • Practice what you preach – try and open out the learning across your own programmes and be open and proud of success and failure
  • How can you apply these to your own practice?
  • Evaluating Public Engagement TCI/Involve 2008 Its not just the things that are easy to measure – community resilience is built through difficult to measure indicators. Tell people a story – they will always remember that…
  • Building local partnerships
  • Check out the nesta website for Making IT local. It is a live project blog owned by our partners. We also asked all our partners to publish their data and share it openly on a national government website.
  • Data shouldn’t gather dust on shelves or servers.
  • A bold choice of subject /issue
  • Putting the jigsaw together to make the whole picture of what can be done using new tech to benefit young people involved in crime
  • Fun and interactive events
  • Supply and demand is important – perhaps a project isn’t valuable if there is no demand for it? Prototyping is a good way to test ‘risky’ ideas before you commission a pilot.
  • Three cool open organisations
  • Regain your curiosity! Spend some time pursuing your own interests! You yourself have an opportunity to make real change far beyond your own organisation.
  • Thank you and stay in touch.
  • Contact information for NESTA and myself.
  • Open Innovation : NESTA for UNDP : Alice Casey

    1. 1. [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>About NESTA </li></ul><ul><li>About Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Some NESTA projects </li></ul><ul><li>Things to think about </li></ul>[email_address]
    3. 4. [email_address]
    4. 5. “ Our society is facing complex challenges, but our public services are not set up to cope. Radical thinking is needed - which is why NESTA has created The Lab.” [email_address]
    5. 6. [email_address]
    6. 7. Impact of demographic trends on UK Public Sector Net deficit Source: UK Office for Budget Responsibility: Economic and Fiscal Outlook November 2010 :
    7. 8. <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>Radical, Social
    8. 9. Innovation? (isn’t just about…) Asking specialist ‘experts’ Improving how things work Building a separate ‘innovation team’ [email_address]
    9. 10. Releasing untapped potential in others New sources of innovation… [email_address]
    10. 11. Innovation . Finding AND applying good ideas (fail, amend, reapply…) (fail, amend, reapply…) (fail, amend, reapply…) Impact ! [email_address]
    11. 12. [email_address]
    12. 13. “ A £1 million innovation prize for community-led responses to climate change .” [email_address] More than just…
    13. 14. entries 355 [email_address]
    14. 15. resubmissions 100 [email_address]
    15. 16. 10 Finalists [email_address]
    16. 17. 4 Winners [email_address]
    17. 18. *CO 2 reductions in the Big Green Challenge year were monitored by CRed on behalf of NESTA. This data provides a conservative estimate of reductions achieved by Finalists across the Big Green Challenge year. The emissions reductions achieved, now and in the future, may well be higher than the reductions reported here. At least 10-46% reduction on baseline in the BGC year At least 4860 tCo 2 yr* in future years Impact ! [email_address]
    18. 19. Before and after… [email_address]
    19. 20. Local groups reach people in ways that government can’t Access ‘hidden’ resources They inspire behaviour change [email_address]
    20. 21. <ul><li>Things to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring challenge to communities </li></ul><ul><li>Space to innovate! </li></ul><ul><li>Support and finance </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding results not just ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Low barriers to entry enables new sources of innovation </li></ul>[email_address]
    21. 22. The Neighbourhood Challenge [email_address]
    22. 23. We don’t have all the answers ! Who does …? [email_address]
    23. 24. Open learning for all across the programme [email_address]
    24. 25. Things to think about <ul><li>Providing more flexible support </li></ul><ul><li>Open definitions to enable entry </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the unknown! </li></ul><ul><li>You are allowed to learn too </li></ul><ul><li>Make your learning network live </li></ul><ul><li>And remember to… </li></ul>[email_address]
    25. 26. &quot;Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.“ … tell a compelling story [email_address]
    26. 27. Making IT Local Collaboration between local authorities and local digital media developers, using open data to provide innovative, web-based services for their communities. [email_address]
    27. 28. Barnet Council will unlock all data on street-based problems, linking with FixMyStreet Sutton Open Library ', gives access to library resources ability to lend directly to other residents in Sutton. 'Birmingham Civic Dashboard', maps where requests for council services have been made. Kirklees Council : Who Owns My Neighbourhood  helps local people take responsibility for the land, buildings and activities where they live and work. [email_address]
    28. 29. Things to think about <ul><li>Make all data useful </li></ul><ul><li>Use local know-how </li></ul><ul><li>Call for partners (build supply/demand) </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the talk- drive openness by your own actions </li></ul>[email_address]
    29. 30. [email_address] “ Using simple web and mobile tools to make a positive impact on youth offending and re-offending patterns.”
    30. 31. <ul><li>Web experts </li></ul><ul><li>Young people </li></ul><ul><li>Service experts </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioners </li></ul>[email_address]
    31. 32. Informal ‘prototyping*’ weekend *Prototyping is one way to test ideas with users and funders before you do a full pilot [email_address]
    32. 33. <ul><li>Things to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the obvious questions first </li></ul><ul><li>Understand supply and demand </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping is a powerful tool </li></ul><ul><li>Dare to tackle tough issues! </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure demand is tested </li></ul>[email_address]
    33. 34. Worth a look! [email_address]
    34. 35. Final thoughts…then over to you! <ul><li>Perfect storm = time to act </li></ul><ul><li>Its ok not to know it all </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for permission </li></ul><ul><li>Explore for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Get inspired by others! </li></ul>[email_address]
    35. 36. Creative commons thanks for photos: plindberg, memotions, macbabs, jasoneppink vince alongi, sicamp, rudolfgetel, the italian voice Thank you & [email_address]
    36. 37. [email_address] Twitter: @nesta_uk Twitter: @cased Creative commons thanks for photos: plindberg, memotions, macbabs, jasoneppink vince alongi, sicamp, rudolfgetel, the italian voice