Category Archives: Open Innovation

The National Day of Civic Hacking on Track to Set Civic-Hacking Records

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The second annual National Day of Civic Hacking is on track to become the largest mass collaboration in history with over 100 events taking place around the world to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. 1 May 2014 The second National Day of Civic Hacking will take place throughout the U.S. (and beyond) on May 31 and June 1. Sponsored by Intel, the international event is a significant opportunity for government agencies,…

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What Is Collaboration?

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Collaboration is an increasingly important skill across a variety of sectors and industries, yet it remains to a large extent an ambiguous concept.  We asked 15 experts on collaboration what they thought and here’s what we found. Collaboration is important across multiple industries and multiple sectors.  In education, collaboration increases teacher performance and student achievement, in business it accelerates innovation, in the voluntary sector it increases outreach and impact, and in the public sector it…

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The Potential of the Open Government Partnership

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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has come a long way since its inception as an international platform for transparency a mere two years ago. The partnership has rapidly grown from an initial set of eight founding governments to over 60 governments today who are committing to take government towards a new level of integrity, responsiveness and civic engagement. The partnership effectively creates a level-playing field for governments to implement and compare measures that increase government…

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#DiscovertheCrescent and the Collaborative Economy in Philadelphia

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Firefly Prototyping from The Hacktory on Vimeo. Electronic fireflies. 400 years of historic buildings made out of cardboard. A Maker Camp in the park. Bike parades. Ollie competitions. All of these were part of an effort by SecondMuse in collaboration with Public Workshop, Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC), and The Hacktory to build a stronger collaborative economy in Philadelphia and activate an underutilized public space – the Grays Ferry Crescent. SecondMuse drove the process by…

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