Transforming the public sector into a technology and innovation leader
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Transforming the public sector into a technology and innovation leader

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Transforming the public sector into a technology and innovation leader

It is a fact that technology in our age is offering countless solutions and infrastructures that could change the way we act and perform activities, and that innovation is lately directly linked with emerging technologies that are applied in various domains and revolutionise them, such as manufacturing, healthcare, consumer services, media, etc. However, despite the investments performed in the last decade in the field of public sector modernisation and automation, the bitter truth is that “we are not there yet” when it comes to fully exploiting the benefits of ICT for governance towards aiding the public sector to meet the new societal needs that are emerging. Therefore there is an urgent need for better, more efficient, effective and quality delivering public services.

This need will not only transform the public sector itself and cover the needs of public sector employees and policy makers, but it will also cater for citizens and businesses, thus benefiting all stakeholders and opening new innovation directions that will in turn accelerate the EU economy and will improve quality of life, powered by a renovated public sector that will be in the position to play a central and active role in innovation diffusion and technology take-up.

In this context, SONNETS emerges with the aim of renovating the way the public sector operates by suggesting a concrete set of actions (namely, the SONNETS quadruple helix):

  • To identify needs and challenges in the society and public sector.
  • To identify the innovations and emerging technologies and to conduct a gap analysis based on the needs identified.
  • To set up a solid community and network that can benefit of the project outcomes and at the same time can contribute in the transformation of the public sector into an innovation leader.
  • To support the innovation transfer through the identification of best practices in multidisciplinary areas.

As a result of these activities, SONNETS will provide an innovative methodological framework for public sector organisations and related stakeholders (namely, the SONNETS Innovation Identification Framework) to accelerate their transformation process and infuse real value to public services. All these achievements will be gathered in the SONNETS roadmap.

The SONNETS consortium invites you to be part of this amazing process by being part of our SONNETS Expert Advisory Group (EAG) and you will benefit from:

  • attending specific meetings and workshops
  • discussing issues relating to public sector innovation and reaching a wider audience when posting your blog posts
  • asking for input for your projects and/or initiatives,
  • having great networking chances with wider sets of actors including other public sector organisations and experts
  • receiving periodic emails with news, developments and events in public sector innovation,
  • identifying useful practices which may provide your individual organisation with innovative ideas,
  • Gaining recognition and becoming a public innovator.

If you wish to learn more about us, please visit our website and social media: website, LinkedIn group, Twitter and Facebook.

Nuria Rodríguez Domínguez – project coordinator, Atos Spain.

nuria.rodriguez@atos.net

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