07.07.2017

Prize-winning public sector innovation happening across the nation


Awards programs can provide a reasonable view into how public servants are actually implementing the innovative new approaches we hear so much about.

Finalists in Canberra’s Public Sector Innovation Awards were announced last month and each team then pitched their project in person to the judging panel on June 28.

The Australian Information Industry Association also gives out gongs for “technology innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community” with a category just for public sector solutions. The state-level iAwards have already taken place and the winners (see below video) all get a shot at the national prizes, which will be awarded in Melbourne on August 30.

The federal and ACT government Innovation Awards will be presented on July 26, and winning teams will then get further opportunities to show off their sterling work, but in the meantime, a highlight reel features some of their pitches.

FREE membership to The Mandarin

Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.

The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.