Search by development stage

Some of the innovations on our map are brand new ideas. Some are well tested and have now become household names. To help you find what you are looking for we have categorized every example by ‘stage of development’, according to the 7 stages of innovation in the spiral of social innovation.

The spiral describes how advanced an innovation is. It was developed by Nesta and The Young Foundation, and first published in the Open Book of Social Innovation (2010).

Systematic change

The example might be simply an idea (and so categorized as 2. generating ideas). It might be being prototyped (3. develop and test) or it might be well tested and in full flow over a large area (5. delivering and implementing).  Perhaps it is even embarking on scaling nationally or internationally (6. growing and scaling).

Search by development stage

Click to see all examples which are a prompt or need for change and categorized at stage 1: exploring opportunities and challenges

Click to see all examples which are at inception and categorized at stage 2: generating ideas

Click to see all examples which are being prototyped and categorized at stage 3: developing and testing

Click to see all examples which have been tested but are looking for ways to continue and are categorized at stage 4: making the case

Click to see all examples which are operating successfully in at least one location and are categorized at stage 5: delivering and implementing

Click to see all examples which are being scaled up, franchised or replicated and are categorized at stage 6: growing and scaling

Click to see all examples which are so established they have changed how we do business and are categorized and stage 7: systemic change

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