Innovation for the Public Good: Reflections on Changing Models of Innovation in Business, Government and Civil Society

Date: 

Monday, February 23, 2015, 4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Geoff Mulgan, CEO National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, U.K., and Former Director of Strategy, Tony Blair Government

The results of social innovation – new ideas that meet unmet needs – are all around us. They include fair trade and restorative justice, hospices and kindergartens, distance learning and traffic calming. Over the last two centuries, innumerable social innovations have moved from the margins to the mainstream. Geoff Mulgan, Senior Fellow at the Ash Center, and a leading expert on innovation around the world, will reflect on the models that help generate, develop, implement and scale these new ideas. This second edition of the Ash Center’s Innovation Round Table will be moderated by Mark Moore (HKS). Discussants will be Julie Wilson (HKS) and Jorrit de Jong (HKS).

Participants: Geoff Mulgan, Senior Visiting Scholar, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and Chief Executive of Nesta, the U.K.’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts; Julie Wilson, Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Jorrit De Jong, Academic Director, Innovations in Government Program, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; and Mark Moore, Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)

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2.23.15 Innovation for the Public Good: Reflections on Changing Models of Innovation in Business, Government and Civil Society