Innovation flowchart

How can it help me?

This worksheet can help you build innovation into the design, development and growth of your idea.

It is a complex strategic planning exercise that gives you a bird’s eye view of the development process, showing methods of stimulating innovation in each stage.

How do I use it?

  • In the leftmost column, find your current stage.
  • Following the stage from left to right, check which elements you have covered and go through or plan each one you have not.
  • Some activities are worksheets available on our Tools & Resources page.
  • Consult with colleagues from as many sections of your organisation as possible to get their ideas for the different elements.
  • Collate and present your findings and plans in whatever form you find most useful.
  • Do the same for all subsequent stages of the flowchart.