I've been meaning to put this up for a couple of days (sorry!). The mapping of net:gain onto the model proposed here is in the Powerpont file attached. read more »
We watched the powerpoint presentation with great interest this morning. During the presentation we were really struck by how closely it related to our replication project of the Unique Coffee Bar (youth cafe model) here in the East Midlands.
Unique Coffee Bar is a 100% sustainable youth drop-in project supported by an Alternative Education social enterprise. We developed the Unique Network last year which has the aim of assisting other communities in setting up coffee bars similar to the Unique Coffee Bar in Newark. For more information on the network project see 'Unique Network'
We are currently working towards opening 5 Coffee Bars within the East Midlands in the next two years with a further 15 planned in the future. We currently have two communities who are close to opening (late this year/ early next year) and three others in the pipeline. read more »
A modified version of the Innovation Exchange model we are using to guide us is attached to this post.
I have been doing a bit of research over the last week to see what academics and researchers think the innovation process is.
There is lots of stuff on this relating to the private sector but relatively little that relates to the delivery of public services. But I have found two which might be helpful:
Source: Innovation: A roadmap for homeless agencies - npfSynergy - 2003
And this one from the Cabinet Office report by Geoff Mulgan and David Albury:
Source: INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR - [ver 1.9 October 2003] - Geoff Mulgan and David Albury
Source: INNOVATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR - ver 1.9 October 2003 - Geoff Mulgan and David AlburyA framework for fostering innovation
Source: Innovation: A roadmap for homeless agencies - October 2003 - nfpSynergy - www.nfpsynergy.net
OK - model version 1 looks good - but be careful - availability bias means that it is very easy to believe that the model you have is complete when that may not be the case.
A few points:
Firstly, can I just mention that I'm not very keen on the idea of
labelling things with roles 'innovator',
'replicator', 'mentor'. Although you make clear people might perform
multiple roles, most people most of the time sit in one role. I would
prefer abstract verbs - innovate, replicate, mentor. I'm not going to
get upset if we don't do this in the bid, but it does colour what I say
below. read more »