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Innovation Management Team

Changing the way government thinks and works.

What we do

The Innovation Management Team empowers City employees and departments to solve challenges in new ways.

The team focuses on innovating through:

  • People (training and empowering employees to think differently about solving challenges).
  • Place (providing a space to encourage collaboration and innovation).
  • Process (seeking, improving, and implementing ideas and initiatives).

Our innovation work has four components:

  1. The Innovation Academy trains City employees in creative thinking and problem-solving. It was created by the Innovation team and Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University).
  2. The Innovation Fund allows City employees to test programs that improve government services. It is funded by the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.
  3. The Innovation Lab is a space for City employees to use for innovative and creative work.
  4. Innovation Consulting provides workshops for City departments and outside organizations to think about internal challenges in new ways.


1234 Market St.
18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Our programs


Andrew Buss
Andrew Buss
Deputy CIO for Innovation Management
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