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Minister MR Baloyi Opens Multi-media Innovation Centre at the Centre for Public Service Innovation
Source: CPSI
Source Date: Friday, June 04, 2010
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Jun 14, 2010

In an endevour to have a formal testing and piloting platform, the CPSI has established a Multi-media Innovation Centre to demonstrate and act as a platform for innovative solutions for the public sector in South Africa to create a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better World. Innovation is increasingly regarded as the key driver to a nation's competitiveness, job growth, prosperity and problem solving in a knowledge-based economy.

Our multi-media Innovation and Incubation Centre is the first of its kind in the South African public sector and on the entire African continent, it will demonstrate, showcase and, eventually mainstream innovations within the workings of the public sector.

The purpose of the Innovation Centre is two fold:

• To provide a learning platform for the public sector on innovation implementation, in support of government’s efforts to entrench the culture and practice of innovation.

This will be achieved through various repositories of innovation experiences, innovation projects and innovators embodying and demonstrating practically the concept of innovation and all its ramifications.

• To provide space and a platform for public servants, away from their offices, to interrogate their specific challenges and explore and incubate solutions in a multi-stakeholder environment.

This will be achieved through an incubation solution centre, allowing both public and private sectors to conceptualise, incubate, develop and pilot public service solutions to identified challenges.

The multi-media Innovation centre is a platform where different stakeholders (public sector, private sector, different sector expects and academia) explore and find innovative solutions to improve public services delivery.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the CPSI at 086 000 CPSI (2774)

Issued by Centre for Public Service Innovation


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