Dutch Societal Innovation Hub – The Official Sponsor of OASC Summit 2024

Saara Valtasaari

May 22, 2024


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OASC is pleased to announce the Dutch Societal Innovation Hub as on official sponsor of the OASC Summit 2024. 

The Dutch Societal Innovation Hub is the hub for strengthening interregional cooperation for a mission-driven approach in the public sector in times of data and digital technology. Together we are working on responsible, people-centered solutions for the societal challenges around climate-neutral cities and regions, healthy soil and biodiversity, and climate adaptation. Societal innovation is crucial to tackle these challenges.

Systemic change for societal challenges

Major social challenges require innovative policy. Challenges such as circularity and housing are so complex that existing organizational silos must be broken down to create the best solutions for society. In the coming years, the public sector faces the task of redefining its way of working and its role in the ecosystem. We see the emergence of data and digital technology as one of the elements that offer opportunities to involve citizens, businesses and social players in the policy process and implementation and to make policy more adaptive, for example through monitoring climate goals or predicting spatial puzzles with digital twins. This is only effective when not only the technology and data are in order, but also people start working together in a new way. Societal innovation is crucial.

A mission-driven approach

The Dutch Societal Innovation Hub stimulates cooperation between regions in the Netherlands and in the EU focussed on a mission-driven approach in the public sector in times of data and digital technology. Each municipality and province is working on digital innovation projects. We support in bringing successful projects in the public sector to the next level and to create a common ground for innovation across regions. We focus on new ways of working and societal innovation. The hub focusses on three pillars:

  1. RETHINK: A mission-driven approach and strategy for digital innovation.
  2. RESHAPE: A shared innovation infrastructure for the public sector
  3. RECONNECT: Knowledge sharing and collaboration

More information on DSIH

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