FungiPreneurs Project research and updates

The objective of the FungiPreneurs project is to support the social inclusion of vulnerable groups in rural areas through environmental awareness about the importance of fungi for the ecosystems and the marketable value of mycological resources, promoting behaviour change, green skills development and responsible and sustainable social entrepreneurship.

The project features a fantastic consortium, with partners from ECM Ingenieria Ambiental (Spain), Disruptia (Spain), META4 (Austria), Mindshift – Talent Advisory (Portugal), and Centre For Social Innovation – CSI (Cyprus)

As work is ongoing on the project, INQS is heavily focused on research into the area of Roadmapping.

A “Roadmapping” methodology is a strategic process of identifying the actions, steps and resources needed — along with the communication of strategy and innovation — to take an idea or initiative from vision to reality. This process is used across academia, industry and other spaces to provide clarity, structure and, ultimately, impact. There are many types of roadmaps and roadmap methodologies, all dependant on the intended outcome, context, product (if any), etc. There is not specific set approach that can be applied to any and all roadmapping processes, but generally these may follow a process broadly involving Define the Purpose and Scope; Set Goals and Objectives; Conduct Research and Analysis; Define Key Milestones; Prioritize Initiatives; Establish Timelines; Communicate and Collaborate; Monitor and Adjust

Some common roadmapping approaches may include – but are not limited to GIST (Wagenblatt & Wagenblatt, 2019); OKR (Niven & Lamorte, 2016); Three Horizon Framework (Hodgson et al, 2016); Business Model Canvas (Sparviero, 2019).

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