How to act ?

Give your innovation work and data use a boost

Engagement boost :

Build relationships with residents

Residents can play an important role in idea generation, they can also help provide information and feedback, strengthening innovation programmes and contributing vital insights.

Pursue partnerships when necessary

Academia philanthropic organisations, and other cities were all named partners in the various cities that participated in this study. Partnering with different entities can complement internal competences, the challenge is to in tandem develop, not replace internal capabilities with external ones.

Opportunities to increase innovation capacity may be closer than you think

Horizontal collaboration has yielded successful results for many cities' innovation and data work. It means establishing trust between different divisions and devising opportunities for exchange, despite silos.

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