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How to execute open innovation into public administration?
“Public organizations aren’t designed for innovation and change. They are designed for status quo”, says Martin Curley, Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive.

“HSE was impenetrable to startups before 2019”. That said, HSE was recognized with the 2020 Public Sector Open Innovation Award (as part of Corporate Startup Stars context) for its ability to collaborate and co-innovate with startups.  

What did they do to embrace open innovation?
In this Mind the Chat  with Martin Curley we go through the HSE innovation journey (including the famous living lab instrument as a way of testing and iterating digital health solutions) and the - thus far - successful experiences of co-innovations with startups and SMEs (such as PatientMPower, PMD Solutions, Redzinc, Synchrophi, MyPatientSpace).

Here are the top 5 key takeaways: 
- Barriers. If you can’t break them, lower them as much as possible (leveraging tools like pre-commercial/innovative procurement, pilot projects, …).
- Aircover. Make sure you have high level support.
- Good team around you. People with innovation instinct have self selected into the team. And motivated teams -although small - can do magic.
- External reputation. Identify clinicians and business leaders available to share the risk with you. 
Quick wins. Try to get some results quickly. People will more likely  stop taking bets against you.
Mind the Chat with Martin Curley (Health Service Executive)

How to execute open innovation into public administration?
“Public organizations aren’t designed for innovation and change. They are designed for status quo”, says Martin Curley, Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive.

“HSE was impenetrable to startups before 2019”. That said, HSE was recognized with the 2020 Public Sector Open Innovation Award (as part of Corporate Startup Stars context) for its ability to collaborate and co-innovate with startups.

What did they do to embrace open innovation?
In this Mind the Chat with Martin Curle we go through the HSE innovation journey (including the famous living lab instrument as a way of testing and iterating digital health solutions) and the - thus far - successful experiences of co-innovations with startups and SMEs (such as PatientMPower, PMD Solutions, Redzinc, Synchrophi, MyPatientSpace).

Here are the top 5 key takeaways:
- Barriers. If you can’t break them, lower them as much as possible (leveraging tools like pre-commercial/innovative procurement, pilot projects, …).
- Aircover. Make sure you have high level support.
- Good team around you. People with innovation instinct have self selected into the team. And motivated teams -although small - can do magic.
- External reputation. Identify clinicians and business leaders available to share the risk with you.
Quick wins. Try to get some results quickly. People will more likely stop taking bets against you.

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