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Political Innovation

A series of meetups and short talks at which people with ideas on political innovations can mix with technical experts, journalists, bloggers, politicos and others with an interest in politics and public affairs to grow and promote innovative projects.

About the Political Innovation Translation Layer events

Many of the key actors in political life – elected representatives, tabloid newspapers, lobbyists - have been shaken by new demands for transparency in recent years. The world of think-tankery is next.

In a recent set of short essays on the Political Innovation website, Dr Andy Williamson has set out a list of problems found in any policy-making ecology in which Think Tanks are influential, along with an outline of what a more transparent and efficient alternative could look like. These events explore how innovative concepts can transform policymaking - and what politicians can learn from this for wider application.