Ideas are only ever ideas until you make it happen. That’s less of a statement and more of a challenge for those working in government. But connect government to experts and you might just be on the cusp of seeming that could transform all our lives. That’s the idea of Launchpad, an initiative by the UK Civil Service and the Centre for Public Impact to help civil servants progress their ideas through new connections. Once connected, ideas are improved and refined and pitched to a board in government that will decide whether it can back the idea to become a reality.