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.
Welcome to Innovation Unit
1st April 2014
Every couple of years, someone somewhere adds an extra blade to my razor. That may make my razor a tiny bit better, but it threatens to crash the NHS. Not convinced? Read on. ...
Is Social Design Just a Fad? Reviewing Geoff Mulgan's "DESIGN IN PUBLIC AND SOCIAL INNOVATION WHAT WORKS AND WHAT COULD WORK BETTER"
13th February 2014
Nesta's Geoff Mulgan has cast his critical gaze on the emergent practice of social design in this pamphlet. In it, Geoff eloquetly and acurately defines the boundaries within which designers and...