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How can the knowledge and practice of the University and partners contribute to solving immanent social problems by understanding people and context? New technologies may play an important role in solving these problems; we help find develop early experiments to find their uses and impact.
Top Tips for Remote Working: How to Detox your Relationship with Tech
Our relationship with digital technology feels natural to us, yet in reality it’s a recent addition to human life. In just a few decades it has penetrated many aspects of our daily lives. While we are still figuring out the right balance, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated our use of and dependence on tech. This dependence risks not only achieving the right balance, but also negatively impacting our wellbeing. As with every relationship, we need to ask ourselves how dependent are we on digital tech, and who is in control?
Government Innovation Series: Adapting Innovation Canvases with UBR and Algemene Bestuursdienst
The Centre for Innovation, together with its partner Uitvoeringsorganisatie Bedrijfsvoering Rijk (UBR), is designing and implementing an open ‘government innovation methodology’ to develop processes and tools that help innovators evolve rough ideas to proven concepts. To support investment decisions for innovation projects, we tested the Lean Canvas with senior government managers of the Algemene Bestuursdienst (ABD) - a collective of top civil servants in the Netherlands.