NASA has been pioneering innovation since its inception. They are clearly the leader in Open Source adoption - both consumption and production. But nothing sums it up better than this statement from their final report on the International Space Apps Challenge -
"Innovation is bottom-up, decentralized and unpredictable. True innovation necessitates failure. The more you experiment, the more you fail, the more you learn. Small technologies and initial development deserve innovative process and the opportunity for failure."