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About Us

Are you interested in improving how things are done in government?

The Innovation Network brings together case studies, news, toolkits, events and people to help you do your work better.

Designed by and for VPS staff:  the Innovation Network provides us with the opportunity to connect, share and learn around the innovative work underway across government.

How the Innovation Network works 

Q. What is the Innovation Network?

The Innovation Network connects Victorian State Government colleagues interested in working differently to better serve Victorians.

With a focus on new ways of working and change that adds value, the Innovation Network provides a resource-rich platform with free content and training focused on ways that our members can embed and support practical innovation in government. This is the only cross-government digital space that exists in Victoria and access is restricted to Victorian State Government employees only.

Q. What does the Innovation Network do?

The Innovation Network brings together groups of subject matter experts, toolkits and examples with useful approaches and advice, and events that help build our capabilities and diversify our perspectives.

Q. What’s on the Innovation Network?

Content is focused on ways to embed and support practical innovation in government via:

  • remote working hub provides advice, tools and techniques to help your team remain connected and productive while working remotely.
  • Practical resources help members do their jobs better. This includes case studies, toolkits, and programs/initiatives that support innovation.
  • On demand learning options, alongside a calendar of free events, workshops and seminars that focus on skill building.
  • Groups that connect cross-government peers around specific topics, and foster collaboration through discussions, resource sharing and events.
  • News and blogs from Victoria, or from further afield when relevant to work in Victoria.
  • Members create and customise their profiles.

Our tone is conversational and free of jargon, and Innovation Network members can generate content, comment on the content of others and contact fellow members directly.

What is innovation, anyway?

Innovation is a buzzword. But it's one that's not going away. We've chosen to interpret it as taking new and better ways of working, and putting them to practical use. It's about solving real problems and serving citizens better.

How will this network help me?

The Innovation Network helps connect you to people and resources that can assist you with your work. Members can access stories from colleagues, toolkits that have proven successful, and learnings from real government projects that share authentic insights and challenges. It’s an accessible space for cross-government collaboration and communities of practice.

Free training and development opportunities are available, which provide you with the chance to work with new partners, to build new capabilities, and to gain exposure to new perspectives and insights from international experts and practitioners.

About this platform is the official home of the Innovation Network.

This website was developed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Public Sector Innovation team and Collabforge, and supported by Squareweave.

This site has been crafted by public servants, for public servants, and is currently in beta mode. We are still adding new features and functionality to support you to get the best out of the site.

We’d love to hear from you with feedback on any bugs you discover, or if you’d like to contribute content to this platform.