Innovate Your State is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging public participation to fundamentally improve government. Innovate Your State believes that through innovation and collaboration they can find solutions to the governance challenges we all face today.

In order to bridge the gap between innovation and government, Innovate Your State hosted its first online challenge in California using IdeaScale technology. The Fix California Challenge aimed to find innovative ideas to improve government from the state’s citizens. The only requirement given to idea submitters was that their suggestion reinvigorate the state along six guiding principles: transformation, representation, education, accountability, opportunity, and renewal.

What’s Inside >> Learn How Innovate Your State

  • Leveraged citizen ideas to make government more innovative
  • Received more than 450 proposals from California citizens
  • Instituted two ideas that enhance California’s competitive advantage.
2015 Innovation Award Winner: Innovate Your State