What we do…
At a time of stringent public service cutbacks, innovation is not a bolt-on extra but an essential business driver. More has to be achieved for less, without damaging front line services.
Fuel for Innovation offers a route map that helps public service leaders navigate between the logic of day-to-day, operational management and the logic of innovation.
We take a whole systems approach. Our theory of innovation is coherent and has emerged from an in-depth understanding of the complex, contextual mix of activities and events that produce ideas for change that work.
We connect in-house social entrepreneurs to start an innovation uprising.
We help you see intractable challenges through new lenses. We are all career social entrepreneurs and have ourselves launched innovations for social change that have had real impact. Our perspectives transcend orthodox thinking.
We work with you to understand your innovation priorities and will produce an innovation strategy tailored to your requirements.
We find and harness the latent, in-house entrepreneurial talent in your organisation because, quite simply, innovation is the tool of entrepreneurs. Your organisation will be full of people with the drive to create change-and they may not be the most obvious people.
We equip your in-house innovators with the skills and knowledge to generate, select and develop ideas for innovation. We create the conditions in your organisation that will ensure ideas for innovation have real impact.
SEARCH FOR IDEAS
SELECTION OF IDEAS
Open source, open to all staff for comment and refinement
First level viability testing
Equip staff with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge
Find and mobilise the entrepreneurs
Connect the entrepreneurs
Build an innovation momentum
Navigation through four organisational ‘logics’
Day to day operational management
New policies, priorities and programmes
The reform agenda
Entrepreneurial business disciplines
- grass roots upwards
Parallel business systems
Alternative implementation structures
Alternative measurement criteria
Alternative funding structures
Cross boundary working
knowledge of the determinants of successful innovation
- that work
Value for the public
Fuel for Innovation’s methods work because they are based on the reality of how innovators innovate.