SPIA process
October 21, 2022

Social Policy Innovation Accelerator (SPIA)

The Social Policy Innovation Accelerator (SPIA) is designed to support anyone interested in tackling complex, socio-technical challenges, to bring stakeholders together and co-design inclusive and innovative responses.

SPIA is a process of intervention, made up of six stages, that can be used to tackle challenges at different levels: individual, firms, places and the whole system, to help shape a fairer future through better work.

SPIA process
The SPIA process

Stage 1: Discover

This stage gathers evidence and insights about a problem and seeks to understand them from different perspectives.

Stage 2: Define

This stage distils material from Stage 1 into the articulation of a well-defined problem. Aims are spelt out clearly.

Stage 3: Design

This stage generates and brainstorms ideas and practical solutions in response to the problem that has been identified.

Stage 4: Develop

This stage tests the feasibility and impact of the different solutions proposed.

Stage 5: Deliver

This stage considers practical applicability and delivery. A visual diagram is provided to help identify the processes and methods to deliver the most promising solution.

Stage 6: Distribute

Finally, a framework is developed to identify and scale solution.

SPIA process
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