Innovation Platforms 

Innovation Platforms 

Innovation Platforms are systems for change and touch-points to reality. Through partnerships with local organizations we prototype new solutions to old challenges impacting local governments and public sector organizations across the country.

Innovation Platforms are systems for change and touch-points to reality. Through partnerships with local organizations we prototype new solutions to old challenges impacting local governments and public sector organizations across the country.

How do Innovation Platforms work? 

Each Innovation Platform consists of 2 distinct groups which act to complement and balance one another. This system is designed to mimic the modern business-technology relationship common in many innovative companies operating in the free market. 

Working Group

Working Groups function as the product owner of the solution. They are the primary touchpoint between technology and end user, responsible for defining a given problem, documenting business requirements, evaluating and prioritizing potential solutions as well as testing prototypes with users, consuming feedback for iterative development and evangelizing the solution for broad-based adoption.
Identifying & Defining Common Problems

The capacity to effectively identify and define a problem could be the most overlooked part of any innovation strategy. Effectively identifying and defining problems is about being in touch with the realities of the problem scope in focus and relating to the needs and objectives of all stakeholders involved. Interestingly, a well-defined problem often contains its own solution within it, and that solution is usually quite obvious and straightforward. By defining problems properly, you make them easier to solve, which means saving time, money and resources. 

Evaluating & Prioritizing Potential Solutions

The working group is responsible for evaluating each proposal created by the Technology Innovation Network(TIN) in context of impact, cost and risk. This requires user research, stakeholder buy-in for piloting and more. The objective is to prioritize solutions for development with the highest probability of successful implementation.  

Beta Testing & Refining Requirements

After a prototype has been developed by the TIN, it is the responsibility of the Working Group to pilot this solution with a public sector stakeholder. During this stage the Working Group is primarily concerned with testing product-market fit of the solution as well as gathering feedback and synthesizing this into new requirements for future iterations of the solution. 

Facilitating & Promoting Solution Adoption

Implementing a technical solution and adopting it are two very different things. Adoption is about making use of the technology and maximizing its potential to add value. It is the Working Groups responsibility to ensure that technologies being implemented are also being adopted by the organization. 

Technology Group

Technology Groups are designed to complement the Working Group with capabilities in innovation consulting, design & development as well as solution deployment and scaling. They are the medium through which business problems are translated into technical solutions, responsible for; ideating and solutioning, designing and prototyping prioritized solutions and deploying these solutions at scale. 
Ideation & Solutioning

The technology group is responsible for consuming the Problem Scope and ideating around the problems/constraints in context to identify technologies that can add value. Our focus tech acts as an anchor to our solutioning and our close interaction with the working group provides quick feedback throughout the ideation phase. 

Design & Development

After the Working Group has identified an optimal solution for development, the TIN is asked with the design and development of the initial prototype to be piloted. 

Deployment & Scaling

After a solution is iterated upon to the point where it is ready for scale, the Technology Group is responsible for full scale deployment and the production of technical materials/resources to help facilitate adoption.

Explore Our Innovation Platforms

Interested in getting involved?

01.

Promoting Sustainable Tourism by empowering SMBs.

Status: Active 

KTIPI

Innovation Platform Overview:

Tourism can be a highly effective tool for economic and social development. By providing an economic base for a region whose primary development options are its cultural and natural resources, tourism has great potential to accelerate socio-economic progress.

When managed properly, tourism can generate quality jobs and offer incentives for environmental conservation, creating a sustainable path to inclusive development.

02.

Promoting FDI opportunities in high-impact industries.

Status: In Discovery 

KENIPI

Investment Promotion is critical for highlighting local investment opportunities aligned with public objectives. Effective investment promotion paired with strategic investor facilitation can act as powerful catalysts for economic growth and public-private sector alignment. 

This Innovation Group is designed to identify and develop tools and strategies for local governments to promote these investment opportunities through services focused on digital strategy, image building, lead generation, investor facilitation and business intelligence.

Innovation Platform Overview:

Interested in more?

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