Government Opens Up to Innovation

Name one of the leading governments for fostering innovation?

If you said the United States, I think you are wrong. While the United States government may dole out a lot of research grants, the United Kingdom tends to take a more active approach in encouraging citizen innovation.

Witness this article from the BBC web site about a competition launched by the UK government at showusabetterway.com to find innovative ways of using the masses of data it collects.

The article profiles three different websites including:

  1. Crime Mapping
  2. FixMyStreet.com
  3. Rate Your Prison

I would love to hear about what countries you think are the most successful and stirring up citizen innovation.

Comment away…

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker and workshop leader, helps companies build innovation cultures and infrastructures, and plan organizational changes that are more human and less overwhelming. He is the author of Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan and Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.
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