Before continuing, it is important to answer several key questions:
- Are there stakeholders who are willing to take ownership of the identified problems?
- Do stakeholders have a sense of importance or urgency that will push them to address the identified problems?
- Are both the identified problem and the broader innovation system areas of focus for the government?
- Are there resources available to address this problem given the structure of the innovation system?
If yes, then proceed with the process. If no, consider alternative approaches.