FUTURE INNOVATION FORUM 2018
Renovation of Innovation: Focusing on Public Sector and Administration
Over the past 6 years of city administration under Mayor Park Won-soon, Seoul Metropolitan Government led the efforts to implement the social innovation–oriented policy to reinvent Seoul and to bring itself closer to citizens based on the public-private cooperation.
Through the Sharing Economy, resident-led town communities, communication-based and open administration, and collaborative administration, Seoul city is leading changes to support and create the waves of innovation, and has built exclusively responsible bodies under direct supervision of Mayor such as Seoul Innovation Planning Office and Collaboration Advisor to implement innovation policies within the frame of administration.
Upon the 7th local government of Seoul elected by popular vote, we now need a new paradigm to enhance the efficiency of the innovation policy and to enable qualitative change. For this, the need has grown to shed new light on the roles of the public sector as the main body to support and pursue social innovation; to contemplate on how Seoul city’s administrative system has changed in the process of deepening the city-wide innovation based on collaboration and partnerships and examine the outcomes; and to explore directions and concrete measures for its ways forward.
The forum will be an opportunity for innovation experts from home and abroad to gather together, share the related experiences and seek possible ways for new directions.