Is your practice innovative?

Consider your proposed Natspec Innovation Awards submission against these six questions to decide if it is ‘innovative’.

Do you think your practice goes beyond what a specialist college might reasonably be expected to do? Yes / No
Is your practice quite different from anything you have seen or heard about in other specialist colleges? Yes / No
Do you think your practice will inspire/excite others in the sector? Yes / No
Do you think others in the sector will be surprised by your approach? Yes / No
Do you think others in the sector will be impressed by the impact of your approach? Yes / No
Is there a ‘buzz’ amongst those involved in the practice about what you are doing/achieving? Yes / No

The more Yeses you score, the more likely it is that your practice is innovative!

If you’re interested in thinking more about what innovation means, you might like to check out ‘What is innovation?’, a blog in which 26 experts share their own definitions.