Government Opens Up to Innovation

by Braden Kelley

Name one of the leading governments for fostering innovation?

If you said the United States, I think you are wrong. While the United States government may dole out a lot of research grants, the United Kingdom tends to take a more active approach in encouraging citizen innovation.

Witness this article from the BBC web site about a competition launched by the UK government at showusabetterway.com to find innovative ways of using the masses of data it collects.

The article profiles three different websites including:

  1. Crime Mapping
  2. FixMyStreet.com
  3. Rate Your Prison

I would love to hear about what countries you think are the most successful and stirring up citizen innovation.

Comment away…

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