This blog post gives an introduction to online citizen engagement, what government has done in this area, and our work on the National Action Plan to improve participation in the future.
We have recently started a stream of data science projects to help accelerate government’s digital transformation. This post gives an introduction to data science and lists examples of its use in government.
In an earlier blog post we explained how distributed ledger technology (DLT) can provide transparency and accountability. In this post we’re going to take a closer look at how to decide whether DLT might be a good fit for a policy problem.
Here's a quick intro to the field of eHealth and the benefits of wearable technologies.
Key facts on 16-25's mental health in the UK
On 27th February, a snowy Whitehall saw an impressive turnout for the sixth meeting of the UK government’s Community of Interest for Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technology. Supported by the Open Innovation Team, this community was one of the recommendations …
The Open Innovation Team (OIT) usually has between five and eight PhD students working in the team on placement. We rarely have experience of policy, but we’re told we do a great job. So, why do PhDs seem to make good Civil Servants? This blog gives ten reasons.
The growing cryptocurrency market has given distributed ledger technologies (in particular, blockchains) momentum throughout industry. There is growing enthusiasm for using these technologies within governments for identity, criminal evidence chains, and energy trading. Distributed ledger technology might sound like complicated …
Learn about the Open Innovation Team's work to deepen collaboration between government officials and academics.
Two of our PhD students interview each other to reflect on their work and experiences with the OIT over the last six months.