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.

OUR SERVICES

CONNECT

We connect in-house social entrepreneurs to start an innovation uprising.

FRESH EYES

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.

AUDIT

We work with you to understand your innovation priorities and will produce an innovation strategy tailored to your requirements.

FIND

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.

HELP

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.

Innovation Strategy

SEARCH FOR IDEAS

  • Client experiences

  • Staff insights

  • Trend spotting

  • Scenario planning

  • Observation

  • Benchmarking

  • Market dynamics

  • Collaboration

  • Events

SELECTION OF IDEAS

  • Open source, open to all staff for comment and refinement

  • First level viability testing

  • Prototyping

  • Business modelling

  • Business planning

  • Investment decisions

CAPABILITY BUILDING

  • Equip staff with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge

  • Find and mobilise the entrepreneurs

  • Connect the entrepreneurs

  • Build an innovation momentum

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Navigation through four organisational ‘logics’

  • Day to day operational management

  • New policies, priorities and programmes

  • The reform agenda

  • Entrepreneurial business disciplines

Frustration

Irritation

Know-how

Experience

Market Demand

Technology push

Need

Tacit knowledge

INSIGHTS

- grass roots upwards

TRANSFORM

- activities

New knowledge

New competencies

Parallel business systems

Alternative implementation structures

Alternative measurement criteria

Alternative funding structures

Cross boundary working

Collaboration

Capability building

knowledge of the determinants of successful innovation

INNOVATIONS

- that work

Services

Business models

Business processes

Products

Service redesign

IMPACT

Cost savings

Value for the public

Growth

Social value

Environmental value

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

Fuel for Innovation’s methods work because they are based on the reality of how innovators innovate.