We are the innovation unit for public services. As a not-for-profit social enterprise we're committed to using the power of innovation to solve social challenges. We have a strong track record of supporting leaders and organisations delivering public services to see and do things differently. They come to us with a problem and we empower them to achieve radically different solutions that offer better outcomes for lower costs.
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If you’re wondering what we can do for you, whether you lead, deliver, invest in or work with public services, download our brochure "Different, better, lower cost: innovation support for public services".
We are innovation experts. Many organisations include innovation as one of their areas of expertise. For us it is everything that we do. If it doesn’t count as innovation then we won’t get involved.
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Is Social Design Just a Fad? Reviewing Geoff Mulgan's "DESIGN IN PUBLIC AND SOCIAL INNOVATION WHAT WORKS AND WHAT COULD WORK BETTER"
13th February 2014
Nesta's Geoff Mulgan has cast his critical gaze on the emergent practice of social design in this pamphlet. In it, Geoff eloquetly and acurately defines the boundaries within which designers and...
New Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Fund to test education interventions based on neuroscience - Spaced Learning
7th January 2014
Is it possible to pass a GCSE in an hour? With Spaced Learning the answer is yes. Spaced Learning, was developed by Monkseaton High School, and is a method of embedding information in our long-term...
- Want to improve education? The @TeachFirst Innovation Weekend is a great opportunity to develop new solutions! t.co/h9Ioq3O1ns
- We're recruiting for a Programme Lead for Local Public Services. Up to the job? Deadline 14th March t.co/UN9h5FtTZK
- You can check out our latest updates from the #REALprojects trial here! Including details of trial schools t.co/341Dn8Lvps