The 5th PUBSIC Conference (Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy)

Innovation is often articulated as a panacea for addressing social and economic problems in the modern world. However the models of innovation that are posed in this context both have often drawn from private sector experience in an undifferentiated way that conflates the manufacturing of products with the delivery of services, and have not taken into account the distinctive characteristics of public rather than private services.


In recent years this has begun to evolve, with an important body of research and knowledge on public service innovation (PSI) emerging. Previous PUBSIC Conferences have now taken place in Shanghai, Budapest, Lillehammer and Milan over the past four years. To continue this dialogue and to build upon this evolving body of knowledge we would invite you to participate in the Public Service Innovation Conference (PUBSIC 2020), to be held in Stavanger, Norway, January 2020. The Conference will be a combination of paper presentations, micro-panels and keynote speakers. 

The conference date will be January 22. – 24 or January 29. – 31. 2020. The final dates for PUBSIC 2020 will be decided in June. More information about the conference will be posted on this web page. Stay tuned and book the dates.