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.
This stage gathers evidence and insights about a problem and seeks to understand them from different perspectives.
This stage distils material from Stage 1 into the articulation of a well-defined problem. Aims are spelt out clearly.
This stage generates and brainstorms ideas and practical solutions in response to the problem that has been identified.
This stage tests the feasibility and impact of the different solutions proposed.
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.
Finally, a framework is developed to identify and scale solution.