Creating an entrepreneurial state driven by public purpose.
How can we build the type of public sector institutions that are confident to co-shape and co-create markets as well as just fixing market failures? Such institutions should welcome the fundamental uncertainty—and hence risk-taking—inherent in the innovation process and become ‘learning institutions’ which do not shy aware from experimentation.
We will explore how public agencies at all levels can develop and sustain dynamic capacities to enable this and how the public sector can best exploit digital technologies to transform services, working closely with citizens.
Our Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN) brings together leading global policy-making institutions – including state investment banks, innovation agencies and strategic/sectoral units setting the strategic direction of governments – as well as private organisations interested in public purpose, to share the challenges and opportunities they face when trying to create and nurture public value.
Current research projects
This project, funded by the Estonian Academy of Sciences and headed by Rainer Kattel, explores digital transformation in the wider context of public sector innovation.
Governance and digital transformation
IIPP aims to offer a new way of understanding public sector innovations and innovative public organisations in the context of public value and public purpose. Read more
Rainer Kattel, Veiko Lember, Piret Tõnurist