Roadmap

Innovation Impact Roadmap for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Tip 5895) For new ideas and technologies to reach impact and transform the world, the developers should have a fundamental knowledge of the core business elements that need to be addressed to successfully move their concepts into the marketplace. [Thank you, Dr Vladimir Bulović, the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology at the MIT School of Engineering]

It started on my office whiteboard as a simple graphical representation of a syllabus for some innovation and entrepreneurship classes I teach at the University of Arizona ... and then I got carried away. Now it actually IS a syllabus or agenda for seminars and workshops!

Although the order may vary, the "Innovation Impact Roadmap" is a checklist of the elements that innovators and entrepreneurs should address as they create their something(s) new and better, and take them to market impact! It's like the roadmap for a country that shows the big cities and the little towns, some mountains and valleys, and the highways and byways that connect them together.

To start an Innovation Impact road trip, take a look at the "superhighway" C4-U4 ... it's the Critical Success Factor for every business venture.

Hope you find the Roadmap useful. Please let me know what you think and how you put it to use. You're welcome to share it with your colleagues and friends, too. I just ask for a little credit as the author, and that it not be monetized or sold. It is copyrighted and all rights are reserved. If you'd like to replicate it in some quantity, let's talk! (There are several universities worldwide that are using it as a handout in classes, and I'm honored!)

-Jim