We know that establishing a common language about innovation is vital to embedding it in your organisation. Because you can customise Solverboard to suit your processes, it's up to you what language you use to describe the innovation lifecycle.

You can however simply choose to use the terms we've set out, so here's a quick rundown of the words we use as an idea progresses all the way to becoming a fully realised innovation.  

We talk about innovation entities here at Solverboard, which move through various stages as they progress. This process of progress is called Graduation.

  • Initially, an Idea is created and tagged to the organisational goals set on Solverboard.
  • An Idea chosen for exploration and testing graduates to become an Test.
  • A Test that is validated as viable graduates to an Option.
  • An Option selected to take to market graduates to a Project.