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.

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