THE IDEA MODEL OF
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

THE IDEA MODEL OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

As shown below in the IDEA Model of Project Development, projects tend to evolve through the following four phases: idea formation, development (launching, testing, assessing, retooling), expansion and growth, and finally, acceleration (identifying applications and expanding the project’s impact through new growth opportunities).  The SOE’s Impact Through Innovation initiative aims to support the movement of projects through these development phases, putting ideas into action and working at the intersection of education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

 

Idea Idea formation; evaluation of efficacy; planning for tangible, useful implementation
Development Launching, testing, assessing, dialoguing, reevaluating, retooling
Expansion Expansion and growth; maturity of the idea
Acceleration Applications; expanded impact; new growth opportunities