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Victoria has a VPS Innovation Action Plan that was released in November 2009 to strengthen innovation in the Victorian public service. The Action Plan is about creating the connections, and developing the skills and culture, that will support and encourage greater innovation in the VPS. Implementation of the plan is well underway.
Flagship events include:
. an Innovation Festival that featured speakers from around the world who are leaders in the field of public sector innovation;
. the development on an internal VPS social media platform called “vpshub” for communities of practice to share information and ideas and collaborate across whole of government;
. Innovation Awards to recognise best practice examples of innovation in the VPS;
. Innovation Transfer where VPS staff are seconded into corporate and not for profit organisations to work on innovation projects; the secondees blog regularaly on vpshub to share their learnings and experience during their secondment;
. Innovation Case Studies, a series of case studies taking a deep dive into best practice examples of innovation in the VPS to share learnings and insights;
. Innovation Challenge, to be launched early next year, to harness the thinking and ideas from VPS staff to address specific policy public policy or service delivery challenges on complex issues. The challenge will be run on vpshub platform.
More about the VPS Innovation Action Plan is available at this link.
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