Introducing our new Research Agility Model

Food Agility this week launched a suit of tools and resources for partners to be more agile in research.
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Introducing our Research Agility Model

Food Agility this week launched a suit of tools and resources for partners to be more agile in research. The Research Agility Model draws on agile innovation, design-led, and lean start-up methodology to create a unique approach to research - industry collaboration. We hope to change the way research delivers impact for industry, and invite partners to explore the suite, download the tools, and use them for your own R&D endeavours.

The model is divided into three stages, with explainers and tools in each:  

  • Stage 1: Partner and Problem Discovery
  • Stage 2: Plan, design, and pitch
  • Stage 3: Test, learn, and deliver impact

Food Agility Agile Coach John Westgarth says "By creating an open-source suite of tools and resources we hope to build a community of people who love design-led research. Over time, as users provide feedback and help to improve the Model, the entire research community will benefit."

Providing an insight into Food Agility's way of working will also help attract ideal project partners for future research.

"Design-led research isn’t suited for every project or circumstance," John says. "Sharing our Research Agility tools gives future project partners an opportunity to see what working with Food Agility would be like and opt-in to our design-led approach. It's a preview of the support available when we work together and we also hope that partners will use these tools in their own businesses."

Explore Food Agility's Research Agility Model.

Your feedback is important

Food Agility invite you to continue the conversation about impactful research and innovation in Australia by joining our LinkedIn Research Innovation Community. This group is a forum for those interested in improving and accelerating innovation in Australia, connecting with likeminded innovation leaders, and exploring the opportunities and challenges for R&D in Australia.

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