None of us have all of the answers, there is no ‘off the shelf’ solution to the challenges we’re facing. By working together, we can collaborate and collectively learn and develop solutions for all of our futures. We have all of the ingredients to make real change here in Wales, and by working together we can make change real.
Microenterprises for social care and support in communities
This case study looks at how we can ensure we have robust evaluation plans in place to evidence the impact of Microenterprise in social care and supporting our communities.
Data Science Mini-projects
This case study will cover four data science ‘mini-projects’. These projects include data science themes such as sentence embeddings, data reduction, clustering, topic and time-series analysis, as well as data visualisation and data cleaning. We hope these can act as flavours of how data science can be used to help public servants and others get more from their data. In keeping with the material covered in the Data Lab.Read more
Understanding Energy demand in schools to inform investment decisions
This case study focuses on the possibility of measuring the carbon footprint of our secondary schools based on the scope 2 emissions defined by Welsh Government, in order to better communicate and evaluate investment choices throughout schools.
Improvement in young people’s lives through Public Service
This case study focuses on the idea of creating an evaluation tool that measures the journey and progress a young person makes in social care sessions that is more accurate that the current model. Mainly to better demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of social care service than the current data capture tool, but also to keep in mind the engagement from the young person.
Fleet Vehicles Route to Low Emission
This case study focuses on how can we use information available for various kinds of ultra-low emission vehicles (including cost, efficiency, availability & capability) alongside carbon saving innovation to inform an implementation plan for Councils fleet de-carbonisation strategy.
Participatory Budgeting for Community Engagement
This case study looks into how can we more effectively engage with all citizens in our communities, especially those voices heard less often, to better understand their priorities, interests and needs, as part of building effective Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).
Mapping the CCR Residential Area for Prioritised Decarbonisation
Using data to enable effective decision making for retrofitting homes
If only we knew which homes needed prioritising for retrofit decarbonisation works based on factors like inefficiencies, household health and income. Think of the possibilities if we had a tool to help us see who’s most in need. In this case study we learn how maps and data when used proactively and innovatively can be effective at identifying areas of need across the region. By adopting a regional and collaborative approach we can work together to support the most in need first.
Embedding an ABCD Approach in Local Authorities.
What’s strong? Putting communities first is as simple as ABCD
Putting Communities at the heart of community development by putting them first and last. Ensuring community voices are driving and leading their development. In this case study we learn how embedding an Asset Based Community Development approach in public service provides both what’s needed and wanted in communities. Building on the strengths of communities and co-producing our public services.
Carbon Literacy Training
Making a difference; knowing, understanding, and mitigating our carbon impact.
This case study looked at the impact of wider awareness and knowledge of carbon literacy. Does greater awareness result in greater action? By knowing what the impact is, we can change behaviours to reduce the impact and become more sustainable.
Innovative Procurement - Creating Commercial Opportunities across the Cardiff Capital Region
How do we spend more Welsh public money in Wales, on Welsh businesses?
How do we ensure that the businesses in Wales are prepared for and able to tender and fulfil the contracts? In this case study we examine the data around local procurement and how we more effectively use it to enable our local and foundational economy. It’s the first step to fully understanding and integrating a successful supplier network.
Exploring Viable Solutions to Managing Waste Streams
Overlooked abundance of bioenergy?
Dog waste is a significant hazard to health and the environment. The disposal and waste management of it is outdated and ineffective. With about 10 millions dogs in the UK producing over a million tonnes of waste per year; we ask; is dog waste a viable option for bioenergy in Wales? and what would a deposit or collection scheme look like? This case study explores if and how.
Testing the Infuse Tools - Digital Lending Library
Can we reignite and reinvent an otherwise dormant project by applying innovation skills and thinking?
In this study, the associate tested whether the use the skills, tools, methods, and processes acquired in Infuse could kickstart a stalled Digital Lending Library project.