You have an idea that you think can solve a challenge or problem! It's a good first step to do some world reconnaissance. Follow each of these steps to get started!

You can also download and use Explore Your Idea Template so you can gather all your notes in one place.

Download template

Then either print the template (if you prefer to write by hand) or open it digitally so you can write on it.

1. Google

It may sound obvious - but spending 20 minutes googling your idea can be very valuable.

Follow this method and then return here for the next step.

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2. Talk to people

One of the best and fastest ways to understand if you have a good idea is to talk to others.

Try this method and then come back to the next step.

Talk to people

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3. Look around here on the innovation page

Under "initiative" are many of the innovative projects that are run in the city of Helsingborg. Try the last method and then continue with the section "Make a decision".

Look at other innovation initiatives

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4. Make a decision

What have you learned from doing this research? Does it seem that your idea is worth further development?

Then it's time to make a decision that either:

If you decide to quit, think about what you have learned that can help you next time. What can you do in the same way or differently with your next idea?