Published on March 5, 2014
Bratislava, November 6, 2013 Aid for Trade Is the solution already out there? Innovations created by farmers and craftsmen.
Have you ever modiﬁed something you bought?
Lead user is… experiencing needs that are bigger than the needs of average users able to create the solution and would beneﬁt signiﬁcantly from doing this
Innovation is not about Eureka! moments!
Find & reﬂect Proto type Work outloud Scale
Prespa Lake, Macedonia Kenya Australia SMS help limit the use of pesticides “Greenhouse DIY” app teaches how to farm Vertical farm system increases lettuce yields Kenya Tunisia Taiwan Hybrid Beehives increase honey production Underground irrigation technique saves water Fruit ﬂy monitoring system warns farmers
We are not just looking for any innovation 1 easy to test/ tested and working 2 ﬁt for the local context 3 cost-efﬁcient 4 likely to diffuse
Ok, but how many lead users are out there? Source: User innovation in the United Kingdom, Nesta
How could it work in your project? • we identify the area you want to research • • • look for lead users get them together for a lead workshop or for a fair test and scale the solution(s)
Extremely interested? Visit our website: Get in touch with me! email@example.com Skype: justyna-krol @justynakrol http://userinnovation.undp.sk
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