Warwick Business School and Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
The City of San Antonio Office of Innovation will be working with Luciano C. Oviedo, technology strategy researcher, and Vi Narapareddy, Associate Professor at Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. The city is excited to be working with Luciano, a prior resident of San Antonio, and Dr. Narapareddy to characterize trade-offs, impacts, and implications of scaling democratized city-wide innovation processes and practices. The project will integrate novel multi-disciplinary social innovation action research methods such as by implementing an agile and iterative design, testing, and analysis of business/technology solution architecture and prototypes. The city looks to use this research to build upon their efforts in developing their Ideas Portal from their R&D League. Read more about the city’s R&D League efforts here: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Innovation/R-D-League.
The City of San Antonio has a workforce of 13,000 employees and a strong desire to source ideas and solutions from employees and residents. Currently, the lack of a process creates silos of information, confusion, prevents follow-through, and limits the sourcing of ideas to employees in leadership roles or program managers. Additionally, we are a vibrant and diverse city yet the digital divide prevents residents without access to internet from being a part of offering ideas and solutions for our government. This is a missed opportunity for us to capture the needs of our community and provide solutions in an equitable and inclusive manner.
The City of San Antonio seeks to work with an academic team to understand:
Academic research teams will have access to:
*Supporting information :
The R&D League webpage has information of the Idea Portal Project which has completed "Phase 1".
The outcomes we would like to see include: