Edge of Government

The Edge of Government innovation experience challenges visitors to think in new and often counter-intuitive ways about how to solve the most pressing public challenges of our time. The main purpose of the exhibits is to inform, trigger new thinking through an interactive experience, and most importantly inspire visitors to connect with the innovators behind the case studies showcased.

 

 

 

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It only happens when brilliant ideas meet decisive action. When innovations become concrete solutions to the challenges we face. From world-defining events to the smallest local initiatives, they all depend on what you decide to do with them. Your energy and commitment make all the difference. You have the power to fuel progress. You have the power to create a better tomorrow. Tomorrow is powered by you


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Hypercharge your harvest

Discover how the Chinese government is adding electricity to plants’ immediate environment to grow more food without exhausting finite resources while meeting the demand for increased food production.

Hack your city routine

Discover how disruptive ideas in Indonesia, The Netherlands, Pakistan and Singapore spark enormous positive impact on the environment, society and daily quality of life.

Activate your mind

Learn how the Canadian government leverages behavioural economics, mobile tech and the power of loyalty programs to promote a message of healthy living and public engagement.

Case Studies

Empower the refugee
Finding Places
Germany

Today, the world is witnessing the highest number of refugees on record. More than 25 million refugees are trying to find a home abroad.

Empower the refugee
Switzerland
Immigration Policy Lab

Refugees form a challenge for governments. Finding them employment opportunities and integrating them into society to become productive citizens is extremely difficult.

Meet your digital twin
Finland
Aurora

Refugees form a challenge for governments. Finding them employment opportunities and integrating them into society to become productive citizens is extremely difficult.

Activate your mind
Canada
Carrot Rewards

How to inform a whole population that physical activity is vital for their health? Ask the Canadian government. Within a year, they managed to increase the knowledge of the risks associated with inactivity by 29% and increase physical activity by 34%.

Hack your city routine
The Netherlands
CrossWalk

A city is built out of hundreds of thousands of different inhabitants, all with their own desires and limitations. Is it possible to radically rethink urban design and allow citizens to take control over the city and improve safety?

Hack your city routine
Pakistan
Ministry of Climate Change & Asian Development Bank

92% of the world population lives in places where air pollution is beyond safety levels. In the big megacities of the 21st century, a breath of fresh air has become a luxury.

Edge of Government Award 2019

Each year the Edge of Government Award is announced at the World Government Summit. The award aims to identify and acknowledge outstanding examples of government innovation from across the globe. It also helps to reinforce the United Arab Emirates’ leading role as a global hub for innovation, especially in the government sector.

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Interviews

An annual award designed to promote, motivate, and acknowledge government technology pioneers for providing global smart solutions to common global challenges.

An award that aims to identify and acknowledge outstanding examples of government innovation that have so far flown “under the radar”, and point to emerging new trends.

As part of its dedicated efforts to evolve governments around the world, the World Government Summit hosts the ‘Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge’.