Identify a need (maybe just a desire) or problem. Accomplish something to improves what is happening or allow for something to exist that did not before.
Figure out what you want to do?
- Basic Research – Original investigation that may not have a specific objective.
- Applied Research – Investigation with the intent of solving a problem.
Put together the pieces that will solve the problem.
Develop a reliable process that produces the solution. May include considerations for manufacturing, packaging, distribution.
Diffusion & Adoption
Communicate across various channels, notifying people of its existence followed by the process of adoption.
Address expected or unexpected impacts that may occur, that could make the innovation a success or make it a failure