What is Public Innovation?

Public innovation is both the goal and the process of generating public solutions that frequently exceed what government can do on its own, but could not be achieved without the use of the levers of the State. It is a core mission of government - developing solutions to the challenges faced by a community that cannot be solved without some form of government intervention.
Adapted from (Bourgon 2017).

Key Terms and Values

Our key values are deeply important to how and why we do the work we do. These values are embeded across all CESI's programs and are rooted in our strategic direction. 

Our work will be transformational rather than transactional. Our collaborative work seeks to create positive social change and work toward social justice.

We believe that scholarship is a public service. All our research outputs freely available to the public.