We are the innovation unit for public services. As a not-for-profit social enterprise we're committed to using the power of innovation to solve social challenges. We have a strong track record of supporting leaders and organisations delivering public services to see and do things differently. They come to us with a problem and we empower them to achieve radically different solutions that offer better outcomes for lower costs.
Take a look at some of our recent coverage in national press regarding the impact of our projects, insights and thought leadership.
If you’re wondering what we can do for you, whether you lead, deliver, invest in or work with public services, download our brochure "Different, better, lower cost: innovation support for public services".
We are innovation experts. Many organisations include innovation as one of their areas of expertise. For us it is everything that we do. If it doesn’t count as innovation then we won’t get involved.
Probation Futures is an exploration into the big issues that are at stake as probation services face the transformation proposed by Government’s reform of its criminal justice system.
Welcome to Innovation Unit
26th November 2013
Successful applicants to our £1million trial of 'REAL Projects' in the UK will receive bespoke support from pilot schools across the country. One of these schools is Yewlands Technology College, who...
17th September 2013
It’s not often that I find myself in a very beaten-up old car with no windows, being driven through the Nicaraguan countryside by a taxi driver named Elvis. It strikes me that Elvis is probably not...
- New research from @LocalTrust Can giving people more control over their lives reduce health inequality? t.co/br3KBJD20R
- Think you'd like to lead Innovation Unit's service design projects? We're hiring for a Senior Service Designer. t.co/KVznWkZFMq
- Amazing cakes from @stephencowburn at @lightweightnews Almost too good to eat! (But only almost.) t.co/GOd4xBSbMn