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|