It’s very interesting to see the number of governments focussing on Government 2.0. Its refreshing really – policy makers stopping to think about how the recent trends in Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing can impact the way policy is defined. In my own country, the government has set up a specific Gov 2.0 committee. In the US, the talk is around openness and collaboration. It will be extremely interesting to see where this debate takes us, and whether an true Open Innovation approach can be adopted. To quote a recent Forbes article on this topic:
The White House is telling its agencies to pursue an ” open innovation“-approach to government, be visionary in their spending requests, and focus on “transformative” projects that help the climate, energy, life expectancy and the economy.