LIPSE project on public sector innovation announced
This week, a new research project looking at the drivers and barriers to social innovation in the public sector was announced. Funded by the EU's FP7 framework, the LIPSE research project (Learning Innovation in Public Sector Environments) will be conducted across eleven European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom), co-ordinated by Erasmus University. Through studying social innovation and co-creation practices and processes in these European countries and policy sectors, LIPSE will create and disseminate essential knowledge about public innovation.
The project will officially start February 1st 2013 and will last for 3.5 years. An initial conference will be held in early May in Berlin. There are clearly lots of synergies with the TEPSIE project and we look forward to following this research over the next few years. Read more about the different workpackages and the members of the consortium here: www.lipse.org