We are happy to share with you the fourth newsletter of our FP7 research project LIPSE: Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments. The newsletter can be downloaded via www.lipse.org/publications.
About two years into the LIPSE project, our research is now yielding interesting results. In January and February 2015, the LIPSE team published its first two research reports: Innovation environments and capacity in the public sector and Co-creation and citizen involvement in urban environments: cases of social innovation.
Furthermore, on Feb. 4th the LIPSE midterm conference took place in Brussels. The LIPSE team welcomed over 100 practitioners and academics to discuss the drivers and barriers of public sector innovation during a 2-day conference in the grand rooms of the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts in Brussels. The special focus of the conference was the sustainability of social innovation and the role of ombudsmen and audit offices in ensuring that innovations survive past their initial implementation phase, which is when they can often lose steam.
The keynotespeech by Prof. Christopher Politt can be downloaded here.
The presentations of the other workpackages are also available on www.lipse.org/publications/workpackage contributions and powerpoints.