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Innovation Concept: Chalkboard drawing with many lightbulbs creating one great bulb
These resources can be useful in developing and refining solutions for the Michigan ICT Innovation Fund proposals. Most of these resources have a publicly accessible data base and special studies and all share information upon request. They include research and advisory services, associations, think tanks, centers and institutes and the service provider community. Resources are listed alphabetically within each of the three categories. 

ICT Innovation and Best Practices: Each of these organizations is centered on ICT and has assessments and data bases either available on the Web or on request.

Research and Advisory Services, Associations and Think Tanks: Many have ICT, technology innovation research tracks and / or data series.

ICT Service Provider Resources:

Selected Examples of Proposal and Design Development: The following resources include briefs, white papers and examples of ICT innovation process design and management, including other state examples (Louisiana and Virginia). Many of the shared management elements parallel the Michigan RFP criteria. The materials are in chronological order.

  • "Strategic Technology Planning: Picking the Winners", Jackie Fenn, Alexander Linden and Sherry Fairchock, Gartner Research, July 9, 2003
  • "Making Smart IT Choices: Understanding Value and Risk in Government Investments", (Second Edition) Sharon S. Dawes et al, Center for Technology in Government, April 2004
  • "Managing Innovation: A Primer", Kathy Harris, Carol Rozwell, avid Flint, marc Halpern, Richard G. Harris, Gartner Research, May 25, 2006
  • "Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time", Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino, Harvard Business Press, 2008
  • "Managing Innovation: A Primer, 2009 Update", Kathy Harris and Carol Rozzewll, Gartner Research, March 2, 2009
  • "The Public Innovators Playbook: Nurture Bold Ideas in Government", Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Deloitte Public Leadership Institute, 2009 (Second printing)
  • "Driving the STREET Process for Emerging Technology and Innovation Adoption", Jackie Fenn, Gartner Research, March 30, 2010
  • "A Maturity Model for Innovation Management", Jackie Fenn and Kathy Harris, Gartner Research, April 6, 2011
  • "Managing Innovation Prizes in Government", Luciano Kay, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology (IBM Center for the Business of Government), 2011
  • Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund 
    The Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund (LTIF) was created by Act 481 of the 1997 Regular Legislative Session to provide "seed" money for innovative agency projects. The fund was created to be an incentive to accelerate the implementation of electronic government and to encourage state agencies to pursue innovative and creative approaches using technology to provide needed citizens services most cost-effectively and efficiently.
  • Virginia Productivity Investment Fund
    The purpose of the fund (Established in 2007) is to support reengineering efforts aimed at increasing state government efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service. This funding also supports technology-based or other reengineering approaches for improving government processes.

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