How does a mandate for innovation challenge evaluation?
Increasingly, the public sector is becoming more intentional and systematic in stimulating innovation. New processes and structures, such as investments in innovation hubs and labs, are exploring ideas such as the future of the public service (e.g., NRCAN’s IN·spire), or experimenting with new approaches to complex policy and program challenges (e.g., the Privy Council’s Innovation Hub). The persistent issues of our time – social inequity, climate change, urbanization, for example – demand breakthrough ideas and novel solutions. Businesses, governments and community organizations face urgent pressures to adapt quickly, often in the face of great uncertainly and high complexity.