Citizen driven stats
What's this idea about?
In less than 100 words, what is your idea?:
Enables Australian citizens and non-profit organisations to suggest ideas for new types of statistics, openly evaluates the potential and supports the idea through to reality by providing a platform for collaboration. Independent experts inform the discussion, but are not approvers. Government can choose to fund an idea, or a partnership of individuals and non-profits can move forward on their own supported by a micro-funding model.
What’s really new about your idea?:
Flips the current focus of innovation in how to get data out of government on its head. Instead, it focuses on creating a vibrant ecosystem in which the Government empowers individuals and organisations to drive the information agenda, whilst fostering innovation and collaboration in the collection of new information.
Allows for voluntary support of specific projects by individual Agencies, rather than relying on a centralised decision model inside the government.
Stage of development
What inspired you to come up with your idea in the first place?:
The lack of data on very basic things. How noisy is it to live in specific places. How do we feel as we walk around the city. What is stressing us out, etc. The idea that open participation by Government, rather than a Government run program is a better way to foster innovation and genuinely new types of data in a more responsive manner. Also based on a UK researcher who strapped heart monitors and had people walking around.
From 1-5, what stage of development would you say your idea is in? - Explain further:
What can we do for you?
Select which are the one or two most important things that you need to help the development of your idea:
Developer - to help you create your software
Funder - to give you some initial cash
If Social Innovation Camp is able to help push your idea forward, do you have the time or desire to take ownership of it?:
No, but I would be happy for someone else to take your idea forward
Anything else you want to tell us?:
The idea was based on a collaboration with Harriet Wakelam at a Melbourne Ideas Generation event. Harriet took notes, but any errors in interpretation are mine alone.
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