NESTA's call for radical innovation in public services found a new level of comfort among decision-makers in the NHS this month. As the thinking has evolved about how cuts in budgets could be met, the penny suddenly dropped.
Conversation in one of the breakouts at our launch turned to how to switch on more leaders of public services to innovation.
It may be an apocryphal story, but it was too good to keep to ourselves.
Traditional thinking isn't giving us answers to social and economic crises fast enough.
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