Innovation is a tricky term. It's often a loosely interpreted and over-generalized buzzword that can be a catch-all for anything new regardless of business value, focus or success measures. We define innovation as the execution and delivery of new ideas that create value for our organization and our community.
The Wake Innovates program was launched in July 2017 to spur new ways of thinking about government challenges with a focus on improving service and reducing cost.
The program includes a team dedicated to researching and piloting disruptive technologies and innovative solutions, an innovation lab for experimentation and learning, and a dedicated funding steam for innovation initiatives.