Calling all budding public service entrepreneurs
- 5 March 2020
- Posted by: David Mason
- Category: PSTA
Local public services play a huge role in shaping markets, economies and communities. Our research shows how radical procurement, together with entrepreneurial approaches to engaging markets and commissioning, can:
- cultivate innovation to meet future need
- bring suppliers together to collaborate
- boost local economies
- attract investment from additional sources
- create new sources of social value
Leading practices are evolving rapidly, with opportunities emerging fast.
Our Academy for Public Entrepreneurship launching in 2022, will bring leading thinkers and practitioners together with senior executives from across UK public services to share know-how, learning and insights into how the public service pound can be spent and invested to generate maximum impact for local economies and communities.
The Academy for Public Entrepreneurship is delivered by the Public Service Transformation Academy in collaboration with Connected Places Catapult, and hosted in London. Senior managers and executives working in any public service organisation are invited to register interest. Group prices are available.
The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) was established at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities. CPC convene the disparate parts of the market to help innovators navigate the complexity of doing business, creating new commercial opportunities and improving productivity, socio-economic and environmental benefits for places. Their role is to work across boundaries and bureaucracies, bringing demand and supply sides together to unlock new markets and drive growth within complex systems – to do the ‘difficult first thing’ that enables new possibilities and new value.