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Queensland open sustainability & food day

Imagine IDEO OPEN transferred into Queensland OPEN. When people are involved they have ownership and that is essential to create a change. Global change by acting local. Queensland Government should ask the citizens for help

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could we open this beautiful network and make it much bigger? Here we have more than 500 concepts - imagine what a change if we could get more people involved....
can we make people inspire each other and look for inspiration around? can we make people make own prototypes? can we make people meet? can we ask for help?
Inspiration - prototyping - evaluate - prototyping ..........

I am inspired by the creativity in this network and I surely going to change my own behavior because I  have been participating and inspired. I got ownership now!

I see a lot of small initiatives on food and sustainability supported by a major focus and investment from the Government and big companies. Would be beautiful if Queensland could be a role model. 
Need to have key resources like schools and big companies involved

I visualize people trying to answer and find solutions - and make prototyping of big issues like foodwaste, sustainability, poverty, environment, health eg.

There should be a day of celebration taking space at schools, in public spaces, television, at companies and more places.

Concept builds

The keystone in this concept is to engage people in creating a change. To engage people - like IDEO OPEN - we need a major focus, involvement - inspiration - research, cooperation, prototyping and implementation. Another keystone is that we need a connection between local initiatives and a major focus in Queensland. Major focus: Queensland government should invest a lot of resources in creating the focus to the natives - (and to the world - being the role model for sustainability) Partners in this proces could also be big companies. Ways to do this could be - setting a date for "Queensland open sustainability and food celebration day" - create a network like IDEO OPEN - just simplify it. - giving teachers and schools permission to get involved by making a theme-week in the week where the food celebration day takes part - value the focus by making material & "walking the mile" in the government and in more local municipalities - highlight & celebrate companies, schools, chefs, private people and more who are walking the mile all ready Inspiration & cooperation & research: We should make it easy, funny and valuable to inspire & share - Susan Butler suggested to get inspired by putting up big black boards where people circulate and passes at streets, schools, companies - facebooks, aps, twitter - can we make kids brag - also at social medias - and be proud of their effort creating movement at their school or in the class or in their families. - food festival and big community kitchens organized by sports and leisure clubs - I dream that the sports clubs could play an even more important part in making people meet. Prototyping: We should work on making prototyping a lot of places and highlight them. Could take place at - schools; children and student should plant and make small gardens - food festivals & farmers markets - in the green areas in the cities - "what can you grow" - use social forums like sports-clubs, companies and..... - use competitions to make it fun and to inspire people There is so much inspiration to find in this IDEO network. Implementation: - the involvement will make the prototypes improve and create a change. - need to support the entrepreneurs and first movers - Government and companies: focus on being the role-model/leaders of sustainability I see a lot of opportunities of engaging people in this issue. We need a lot of initiatives supporting the "BIG SUSTAINABILITY & FOOD DAY"

What actions would need to be taken to turn this idea into a reality?

- we need leaders in the government and in municipalities and in big companies to be the leaders and take the important decision to invest time and resources in creating a change. - we need to plan a "way to work" and a date of celebration. create a big IDEO OPEN platform. - we need different leaders and important persons to be role-models - and here I think the school are really important places - we need the schools to be role-models by being "do'ers" - not only "talkers". We can create a change in habits for the children and that will create an impact on the families. Need a major support for school- leaders and teachers. - highlight big and small initiatives and leadership - we must make competitions and highlight for example companies for being most "local farmer or cucumber/most green". school classes should have the opportunity - if they implement initiatives to win schooltrips to a farm where they can take part in the work or win equipment to make their schools even greener eg

Who might make a good partner for this project?

Queensland government City councils BIg companies Grassroots Schools and universities IDEO

What suggestions would you have for potential sources of funding for the development of this project?

Queensland government Big Companies that will invest resources in this issue - with the output of a much better brand - role-models of responsibility and sustainability

Virtual team

Susan Butler Nathalie Collins OpenIDEO Chris Tobias

Evaluation results

7 evaluations so far

1. How effectively do you think that this concept reconnects food consumers and producers?

It would reconnect food consumers and producers strongly - 14.3%

It would somewhat reconnect food consumers and producers  - 57.1%

It would not significantly reconnect food consumers and producers  - 28.6%

2. How scalable is this idea across communities and geographies?

This concept can be scaled across many communities  - 42.9%

This concept will take a fair bit of work to build and scale - 42.9%

This concept is not particularly scalable  - 14.3%

3. How quickly could this concept be impactful? 

This concept could happen today - 28.6%

This concept could happen soon with some work - 42.9%

I struggle to see this happening in a reasonable timeframe - 28.6%

4. How original is this concept?

This concept is extremely original - 0%

This concept has some original aspects - 57.1%

This concept already exists - 42.9%

5. Overall, how do you feel about this concept?

This concept rocked my world – it’s brilliant - 14.3%

I liked this concept but preferred others - 14.3%

This concept didn’t get me overly excited - 71.4%

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Nice idea Peter! An ambitious one as well!

Open Innovation (OI) never fails to fascinate me but i also understand the implications and challenges of its adoption.

If successful, the ramifications of OI can be truly spell bounding. But, having said that, it is absolutely important to acknowledge the fact that bringing about successful OI is quite complex.

Even large firms find it quite complex to manage OI successful. Considering the fact that we are talking about a whole state in a country. I am honestly sceptical.

But, having said that, the collective power of thousands of thinking brains can leave even the best R&D firm spell bound!

I'd love to see a state level OI project! It would be crowd-sourcing at its best!

Good luck with the challenge!


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