I want to look ahead to understand what I need to do to bring my idea to life.

Innovation Flowchart


INSPIRED BY : Nesta (2013) Innovation Flowchart

Level of Involvement

More complex tool that should ideally be done over a few days. Given the strategic nature of the inputs/outputs, this needs consultations with seniors, peers and ideally needs to be revised after a first pass.

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What is it & why should I do it?


The Innovation Flowchart gives a detailed overview of the various stages in an innovation process, listing the activities, requirements and goals of each stage. These include an overview of the different people, skills, activities and finances that a project or an organisation might need in order to succeed. The structured overview that this tool provides, helps to review where you are in the process, and to organise the next steps in your work.


This tool helps you to spot opportunities for growth by helping understand which resources to focus on. You can see this by checking where you are in the process and whether you have thought of all the aspects that need consideration.

How do I use it?

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The worksheet gives an overview of the various stages in an innovation process, and it lists stage by stage the activities, requirements and goals of each stage. Use this overview to check where you are in the process, and whether you have thought of all the aspects that need consideration. This check may help you to identify what aspects need special attention. The overview comes with a handy reference to the tools and activities that can support you in each stage

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Latest User Experience

  1. Jim Stephens

    rethink the box design

    User Rating: 3

    This is a great tool for those of us who have imagination but want to add the element of organization.


  2. Artur Sousa

    User Rating: 5

    An amazing tool kit to guid entrepreneurs around the globe. I suggest translations in different languages. I would love to help with portuguese, for instance.


  3. Damian Lum

    User Rating: 4

    Great structured tool to drive innovation design.


  4. MARTA

    User Rating: 4



  5. Ghanshyam Jethwa

    Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

    User Rating: 4

    Excellent tool to enable thinking about innovation. While mapping, I realised that my organisation is just at a very early stage of exploring opportunity. Using this tool, it would be easier to plan for innovation, especially in the current quarter of the year when we are working on strategic plan for next five years. As a suggestion, if it is possible to share an example of an innovation plan, it may be more helpful to the beginners like us. I might share our organisation’s plan in future when we have it ready. Thanks for sharing such a great tool!


  6. Juuk Lang

    Community Action for Rural Development and Self Reliance (CARDS

    User Rating: 4

    . It is beyond my expectation about Global Giving online, I thought it was about just raising fund. INNOVATION FLOWCHART is one the tools that help you see where are going


  7. Alexandre Contar Fernandes


    User Rating: 5

    A very interesting and powerfull tool that help us developing new ideas and put it in place


  8. Agnes

    Diamond Mothers Centre

    User Rating: 5

    Very powerful tool to help in developing ideas!It has greatly inspired me!


  9. rakesh dutta mishra

    pawansut servangin vikas kendra

    User Rating: 5

    very useful tools for our organization


  10. Nkumu Kirika

    Kalo Telema

    User Rating: 2

    Tools are very useful and very inspiring for Kalo Telema. We learnt opportunities to grow and find tools that can help us to understand which resources to focus on.


  11. Dr.Asif Mahmood jah

    Customs Health Care society

    User Rating: 5

    This is one of the most amazing and workable tool for exploring opportunities and new initiatives.It can go a long way in spreading the message of the organization effectively and implementing its objectives.


  12. Sunitha Mary


    User Rating: 3

    Beautiful INSIGHT and experience by seeing the video as well as the guideline in Innovation flow chart