In April the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Domestic Policy Council teamed up with the Case Foundation to host a “Promoting Innovation Summit.” The conference brought together leaders from the public and private sectors to help inspire and inform Federal agency efforts to adopt innovative policymaking techniques such as prizes, challenges, and open grantmaking initiatives.
Conference organizers solicited public comments, which were integrated into the day’s events as a major driver of brainstorming activities. Several “Promoting Innovation Interviews” were held during the day where members of the public could ask questions of various public and private officials over the Internet. You can view these interviews here.
This week, the Case Foundation released a follow-up report and summary of that groundbreaking meeting. The Promoting Innovation report is a recap of the conference and outlines some of the primary takeaways from that day, including five dos and don’ts of using prizes and challenges for leveraging resources and driving change. You can also watch videos of the daylong strategy session here.
President Obama has called for the government to “use innovative tools, methods, and systems” to make Federal governance more efficient and effective. So watch the videos, read the report, and digest the outcomes of a daylong meeting dedicated to exploring cool new ways to create more open and collaborative strategies that engage citizens in developing solutions that work.