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Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council is made up of four Directorates, Children and Young People, Community, Environment, and Resources. Somerset County Council is part of a joint venture between Taunton Deane Borough Council, Avon and Somerset Police and IBM, which form Southwest One.

Our mission is to provide excellent services that are accessible, responsive and sustainable to ensure Somerset is a healthy and vibrant place to live, work and visit. At Somerset County Council we have four key values that we expect all our employees to work to - Our 4Cs.

Contribution to the Open Innovation Project

Contributing to all aspects of the project with an emphasis on the value of of open innovation to Small and medium-sized businesses.


The Council is contributing to the following events:


 Innovation Learning Programme ('Game Change') for high growth businesses: Summer 2014

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Open Innovation activities in 2014


Strategic Ideas Sharing : otherwise known as Study Visits, these were funded through the Open Innovation Project and the Somerset Creative Industries Fund.  Below is the short version.   Click for the medium and long versions.


Case studies


 Presentations videos 

Open Innovation presentations from Somerset

For further information

John Carter (Tourism Officer): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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