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In this essay we summarize the historical roots and development of public sector innovation research and discuss its main current weakness – lack of explicit evolutionary perspective. To remedy this weakness, we develop a co-evolutionary perspective on public administration, technological development and innovation. Relying on Christopher Pollitt’s framework of government as “placemaker”, we propose a complementary framework of government as “technology maker”. In the concluding section, we discuss the implications of the proposed framework for PA research.