NYC Working To Merge Government With Innovation
The Fastcoexist website reported that two new open innovation challenges were launched recently to ferret out ideas, from the private sector, for reducing electric bills without taking away residents’ control of their own apartments and, in a smaller number of buildings, reduce steam heating bills. In city government, the idea of looking outside of the public sector for fresh ideas is nothing new, and with a stream of hackathons, more open data, and innovation challenges, it is becoming more common. But the NYCHA challenge is a good example of how city governments are starting to look at open innovation in a more focused and specific way.
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