As part of Entrepreneurs’ Week, IPAA SA hosted a forum to showcase examples of intrapreneurship in the South Australian public sector, and to explore emerging trends and challenges for achieving change, improving coordination and facilitating innovation.

Attendees gained insight into the role of intrapreneurs in pushing government forward, and were inspired by and learned from some successful SA-based initiatives.

Keynote speakers included Raymond Spencer (Chair, Economic Development Board), Matt Salier (New Ventures Institute, Flinders University) and Kristina Dryza (Futurist).

In the morning, some of the stories were presented both in Pecha Kucha style and conference style, from initiatives including:

  • Changing From Within – NSW Child Protection
  • Change@SA (Office of the Public Sector)
  • Splash Adelaide (Adelaide City Council)
  • Ideas Bank (Nucleus)
  • Fab Lab
  • Health in All Policies (SA Health)
  • Growing Festivals
  • Investment facilitation for the Iluka project

In the afternoon, an Ideas Marketplace was held for attendees to discuss new ideas and concepts with the people who have already made them happen. Discussions included concepts like open data, participatory budgeting, industry clusters, and citizen juries.

You were invited to contribute to our survey of intrapreneurship in government in South Australia.
Results from this survey were presented by Kristin Alford of Bridge8 and your input informed a shared overview of the challenges and opportunities and how further change and innovation might be supported.

Learn about our speakers

Dr Kristin Alford

Director MOD
University of South Australia

Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. at the University of South Australia. MOD. is a futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. Kristin leads a team dedicated to creating dynamic, changing exhibition showcasing the edge of knowledge and emerging technologies. Kristin also established Bridge8 in 2004 following careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria. Kristin holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation. She is the licensee of TEDxAdelaide and a sessional lecturer at the University of Adelaide

Tim Mares FIPAA

Second Nature Collaborations


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6 February 2015