PiDoT [pɪ-dɔt]: Public Innovation Do Tank
Developing new solutions WITH citizens as opposed to FOR citizens can help drive radical innovation in the public sector. By focusing on citizens' own experiences and resources, co-creation can help identify, prototype and implement truly valuable services. PiDoT events are designed precisely to this end, to engage citizens and public sector officials in a process of co-creation with a view to delivering better services and outcomes at less cost. The PIDoT methodology can be broken down into six distinct stages.
BOOSTING INNOVATION THOUGH CO-CREATION EVENTS
INVOLVING CITIZENS AND PUBLIC SECTOR AUTHORITIES...
We start-off by identifying a challenging issue with a given public sector service & citizen groups.
We work with our public sector partner to organise a PiDOT event (logistics, event animation & design, etc.)
We create an on-line community of citizens & public sector authorities allowing them to network before the event.
We make citizens & public sector authorities work & prototype together concrete solutions.
After 2-3 days of intense prototyping, prizes are awarded to projects (monetary, travel gifts, etc.)
Teams can choose to continue their project even after the PiDOT event is over & exchange ideas on the online platform.