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Buying Solut ions:
Government procurement for
innovat ion
Joshua Gans
Cent re for Ideas and t he Economy
Melbourne Business School
The mat ching problem
\ue000\u201c One day in 1943, Edwin Land\u2019s t hree-year-old daughter asked why

she could not immediat ely see t he pict ure he had j ust t aken of her. Within an hour, this scientist conceived the camera that would transform his company. In other words, Land\u2019s vision was the synthesis of the insight invoked by his daughter\u2019s question and his vast technical knowledge.\u201d

How does need and innovat ion come t oget her?
Coordinat ion
\ue000Many good t echnical solut ions exist wit hin t he communit y
\ue000Users have solved t heir own problems
\ue000Problems could be easily solved but for clear art iculat ion and
communicat ion of a need
\ue000Current policies: aimed at making it less cost ly t o generat e
solut ions (Supply push)
\ue000Need policies t hat are aim at making it easier t o art iculat e
needs and gaps (Demand pull)
It \u201c might be more efficient to have problems
seeking solutions than solutions seeking
problems.\u201d

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