Open Secrets - Scaling Up Innovation
Last night we held the second in the Open Secrets series of discussions that we are running with the NCSL and the DfES Innovation Unit 'this time on Scaling Up Innovation
Experiences from business, from education and from social and political activism made for an interesting and wide-ranging discussion. We made some progress towards uncovering some of the methods, the mentalities, the structures and the scenarios that make it possible to bring innovations to scale.
But it was clear that this is only a starting point, and that there is a wealth of experience in Scaling Up Innovations in education, the public sector and beyond that there was not enough time to share.
What is your experience of scaling up innovation? Why did it work? Or, what led it to fail?
Versioning? 'Activist management'? Competition? Passion and dedication? Venture Capital? Merging? Separating?....Can there really be a secret recipe?