Government has given us many of the world’s boldest innovations, from the Internet and space exploration to vaccines and wind power — yet we still think of invention as the realm of entrepreneurs, not policymakers.
It’s time to bring the moonshot — named for the US government’s 1969 moon landing — back to government, says Sarah Hunter, a former public servant now working at X, the tech giant Alphabet’s moonshot factory.
In an exclusive workshop, Hunter teaches public servants how to infuse innovation into their daily work, answering questions like:
- How can government think about big, audacious goals, and work across sectors to achieve them?
- How can you free yourself from preconceived notions and be more creative?
- How government can invent a solution that is “10X” – a tenfold improvement on a current idea?
Hunter leads X’s Public Policy team and helps governments and policymakers around the world understand new technologies and their impact. Previously, she served as a senior policy advisor to the UK Prime Minister, working on a wide range of issues including the London 2012 Olympic bid.
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