Focusing Your Impact
YOU HAVE A COLLECTION OF INNOVATION PROJECTS AND TEAMS. THEY RUN AT DIFFERENT VELOCITIES AND ARE AT DIFFERENT STAGES. YOU MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY SPUN-OUT A PROJECT…
The Innovation Readiness and Potential Assessment (IRPA) provides visibility of:
- how close each project is to delivering impact;
- the type of impact that can be delivered. Now and in the future; and
- how to build innovation and impact capability within.
Based on known entrepreneurial success factors, IRPA identifies impact readiness. Insight into what is and when that impact will be translated and unleashed is key for universities and research institutes to access funding and make it real. Impact is not just financial, may be shaping government/clinical policy, improving services/society or creating new product/services. We provide a pathway to enable your research to spin-out or increase your organisation’s profile and brand. Create deliberate rather than accidental impact.
“The insight gained (from this program) could be a game changer for our whole organisation.”
What is IRPA?
The Impact Readiness and Potential Assessment (IRPA) is a framework for teams to understand their solution readiness and how to communicate this to others. This helps them to shape how they find funding with increased clarity.
We provide an IRPA summary for each team with recommendations. We can combine insights across multiple teams, creating a visible and practical innovation portfolio visibility for all. Subsequent personalised masterclasses and workshops provide the opportunity for the teams to progress and learn, taking the project further than ever thought before.
The DC Collective and team assessment is provided in the team summary. This comparison opens a discussion on how to progress to impact within a sustainable and transparent process.
Plan your impact and funding opportunities. Don’t leave it to chance!
CREATING AN IMPACT
How IRPA works
We work with you and co-design the program for your environment of impact.
SCOPE & PLAN AGREED
Co-design and customise the standard process. Confirm stakeholder awareness and access.
LEARN OR DEEP DIVE
Engage and work with teams over two meetings. Includes new tools, online surveys and team tasks
SUMMARY & STATUS REPORTS
Assessment of readiness, opportunities, gaps. Provision of a longer team learning and capability uplift plan.
READINESS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO DELIVER IMPACT
STAGED PLAN TO UPSKILL TEAM MEMBERS FOR THE FUTURE
PERSONALISED ORGANISATIONAL INNOVATION PORTFOLIO AND FRAMEWORK
Top down and Bottom up
IRPA is a project-based program at the team or project level. To embed innovation and impact within your organisation, combine it with two other levers. Build impact from the ground up and top down.
IDENTIFY THE IMPACT TYPE AND POTENTIAL OF YOUR PROJECTS
Build team cohesion around impact Identity how to unleash that impact.
TOP DOWN Organisational Readiness Assessment
Know your organisation’s current readiness to support the team to deliver impact. Identify how you can increase your innovation capacity
GROUND UP Personal Impact Guides
Explore individual’s strengths, passion and perseverance for the project. Initiate self-awareness and reflection to build teams that work well together.
“I found it very useful identify that our next immediate step is not about continuing to develop the technology, but about finding if the need that we want to solve actually exists and if the solution that we have in mind would actually solve that need.” Team Lead previous IRPA program
Who is DC-Collective?
We are facilitators, coaches and consultants doing things differently. We shake the inertia of the status quo. We are passionate about creating and enabling impact. We help you to deliver.
BRIAN DORRICOTT is a serial founder of companies, has run a Business Angel funding network, been an Entrepreneur in Residence at the world’s top incubator and is a lecturer on Startup Structures and IP at UTS. Over the last 20 years he has observed and studied the key aspects of innovation success
JANE COCKBURN is the founder of Kairos Now – a boutique consultancy specialising in human centred design and innovation. She is a facilitator and coach. She has experience working across many industries including health. She works with entrepreneurs, start-ups and researchers.
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Jane and Brian would be delighted to hear from you – simply call us on the numbers below or complete this form and we will call you.