Development-led Innovation

Above: A development-led approach has many advantages over the traditional RD&E models

Fast Facts


Client: Dairy Moving Forward
Location: Melbourne
When: 2010

Responsibilities: To introduce a new model of RD&E where development leads the innovation process and focuses on practice change

Project description

The need:  The ‘D-led’ project articulated a new change management model to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of RD&E in the primary industries.

What we did:  The Harris Park Group and Dr Ruth Nettle, an extension specialist with The University of Melbourne, articulated a new RD&E model based on 15 years of experience in national change management programs. The ‘D-led’ model puts program development front and centre in the RD&E for any domain. This places emphasis on the fit of the new technology with players, the existing systems, the ‘route to change’ and its enabling environment.