Culture of Innovation

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The Office of Performance and Innovation supports fostering a culture of innovation at the City of Durham. 

IdeaStarter 
An annual campaign for employees to submit their innovative ideas for prototype funding and development.

Check out our annual IdeaStarter reports:

Durham City-County IdeaLab
Joint venture with Durham County to provide a forum for employees to be exposed to innovation concepts, tools, and approaches.

City of Durham staff have presented on our initiatives to a national audience at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Alliance for Innovation. Check out the webinars below:

ICMA Coaching Webinar 

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Local Government Challenges

Alliance for Innovation Webinar

Suggestion Box 2.0: Soliciting and Amplifying Staff Insights