<ul><li>In the public sector, people don’t feel allowed to innovate. In the third sector, they don’t feel supported to innovate. </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘thousand flowers’ are free to bloom and decision-making is radically distributed. However, that creates barriers to sustaining and scaling innovation. </li></ul>It’s hard to scale and sustain third sector innovation
Too few third sector innovations change the world Size Age
That failure to change the world is largely a systemic failure Someone in the third sector has an idea They write a letter to the Minister The Minister gives the letter to a civil servant The civil servant writes a letter of congratulation
There’s no market for third sector innovation Demand Supply
As a result, innovators are disconnected from potential collaborators and supporters Commissioners and investors Innovators in the third sector
We need to connect innovators and potential supporters Public service commissioners Social investors Third sector innovators
The Exchange first works to identify opportunities for innovation Great third sector innovations Commissioners’ and investors’ needs Advice and support with individual budgets Support to overcome social isolation
It then helps people to connect around those opportunities, build alliances and develop their work
It seeks to add value by focusing on incentives to develop and grow <ul><li>Focus on new ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulus </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon-scanning </li></ul>Upstream incentives Downstream incentives <ul><li>Focus on scaling up: </li></ul><ul><li>Brokerage </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul>Innovation Exchange
We added a fourth diamond to take account of the market context
We are doing more sourcing of innovation than stimulating Identifying Source & sense-check Incubating Accelerating Research Engage stakeholders Seek innovators Scan the horizon Identify demand and supply Market test Broker connections Enable feedback
We are trying some new approaches <ul><li>Use of open online tools </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of video </li></ul><ul><li>Insight Journeys </li></ul>
And we are encountering a set of challenges <ul><li>Open innovation vs secretive match-making </li></ul><ul><li>wisdom of crowds vs expert judgement </li></ul><ul><li>Pitching mentality vs co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling local connections vs focusing on national excellence </li></ul>
What do you think? <ul><li>And… </li></ul><ul><li>How does this connect to your work? </li></ul><ul><li>What advice do you have for us? </li></ul>
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