NESTA has nearly $2M (USD - 1M GBP) for measuring innovation projects. I tendered for the Measuring User innovation subproject.
There are four projects:
- measuring corporate innovation 500k GBP
- innovation growth accounting 250k GBP
- framework conditions for innovation 75k GBP
- measurng user led innovation 100k GBP
See details at Innovation Index, with Research Notes, and Guidelines for tendering.
Look at my tender for a value approach to measuring innovation, at a national level.
The key is engaging consumers to vote for which innovations create value for them, using a website, built for that purpose. Obama's change.gov website, and tools therein is a model for this approach.
Happy inauguration day!