Phase 4. Scaling Up
What you might see
- Multiple co-ordinated innovations;
- Progress from ‘quick wins’ to addressing more complex system issues and barriers;
- Changes in policy, funding and the rules of the system;
- Diversion of funding toward what works and away from what doesn’t;
- Active participation of non-local stakeholders;
- Permission from funders for service providers to shift from ‘business as usual’ to addressing locally identified priorities;
- Formalised prototypes;
- Formalisation of an experimentation and innovation pipeline;
- Adoption of effective models from beyond the locality;
- Scaling up of successful models locally, in other locations, and at the policy level;
- Innovation in partnering e.g. organisations taking on specialised roles and staff working across different organisations (matrix management).
What you can do
- Co-ordinate innovation to avoid too much going on at the same time and to ensure that it is targeted to priority issues that are amendable to innovative responses.
- Engage in innovative commissioning.
- Develop and work with/in different business models.
Innovation Tools & Resources
Get support for your initiative
Organise your PlatformC resources
This resource explores what the spread of social innovations looks like in contexts that go beyond organisational growth, such as replication and dissemination.
This resource introduces 3 tools from service design, evaluation and start-up thinking that can be important in creating sustainability in the long term: Theory of Change; Business Model Canvas; and Service Blueprint.
This resource aims to support initiatives in exploring how to effectively adopt and/or adapt programs, or elements of programs, into their own specific context.
This resource is a video that explains pivoting as changing strategy, not changing your vision, much like changing your route if you encounter an obstacle while driving.