Public Service Innovation and Democracy
Individual and community empowerment, new public and private sector services, data collection and sensing, data visualization and service design.
Trends in open data, citizen content creation and community engagement are facilitating new approaches to public services and governance. This provides the opportunity for both individual and community empowerment and for changes in the way public and private sector services (social services, health, education, police, transport, finance) are defined, delivered and overseen. Drawing on areas such as data collection and sensing, data visualization information and service design and building on projects including, Open Data Cities and CitySDK, this cluster will undertake projects that support public service innovation and democracy and so define new market opportunities and develop and test new prototype products and services.
This cluster topic is being led by Lancaster University.