Based on Simpl Challenges create a calendar of monthly challenges and events.
This idea would facilitate public engagement and give more people an opportunity to share ideas.
A very specific, themed challenge would be identified for each month, set out a year in advance so that local people could identify issues especially important to them. At the start of the month the challenge would be issued with a one month window and development day/ session planned for just after where the best ideas could be worked up further. Venture funding could also be provided each month, as well as encouraging local businesses to attend events to share technical expertise.
The idea is different due to its focused approach and the clear plan of events which would assist in publicity.