Timeline - 1st draft - SB perspective

Simon wrote: Here's a first go at a timeline - it is from my perspective so please add stuff. I know a lot of discussions went on before I got involved . . .


SB - Simon Berry; JB - Jane Berry; DW - David Wilcox; DJW - Daniel J Wilcox 


28/3/07 Call for tenders published by Office of the Third SEctor (OTS) in the Cabinet Office. Ted link

DW hears about the tender when presenting at a conference for UK nonprofits and blogs an item saying that lack of online capability, and willingness to share, in the sector could present challenges to the success of any innovation exchange. He adds P.S. - nothing's perfect. Who wants to develop a consortium bid?

6/4/07 Good Friday
9/4/07 Easter Monday

12/4/07 An email exchange with John Craig, who was handling the tender procedures at OTS, leads DW to an encouraging meeting on April 12. It was clear OTS are really keen get new ideas.

??/??/?? DW discussed with . . . .

20/4/07 SB met with John Craig, Tender Leader, OTS
20/4/07 DW/SB met for lunch to discuss bid

20/4/07 Contact made with Tanya Mason @ Membership Today

23/4/07 Membership Today publicise www.innovationexchange.net in e-news letter

24-25?/4/07 Coverage obtained in e-versions of New Start and ??

??/??/?? Domain names registered

??/??/?? Basecamp set up by DW

??/??/?? Plone system setup by ??

21-22/4/07 DW/DJW work over the weekend to put Drupal site in place

22/4/07 Version 3 of the OIE concept published a static image

23/4/07 DW/SB/BW/SB/EM/AP met in cafe in Bristol to discuss - agreed that SB/RNUK Ltd should lead bid

24-25/4/07 Feedback on model received from Andy Dearden and others

26/4/07 Version 3.1 of the OIE published as PPT and screencast

30/4/07 DW/JB/SB Video interviews (by DJW) done and published on site

30/4/07 Version 3.2 of the OIE model published incorporating feedback from Andy Dearden

2/5/07 Activity and Workpackage list published

3/5/07 First version of WP01(Project setup) published

7/5/07 Bank Holiday

8/5/07 First versions of WP05 (Establish and maintain an associates network), WP07 published (Investment)

9/5/07 Meeting at Warwick Business School with Prof Jean Hartley and Rod Dacombe

9/1/07 'Open Innovation Exchange' is number 1 in Google

10/5/07 Version 4.2 of the bid text is published

11/5/07 Warwick Business School and unLtd join the OIE Consortium

11/5/07 First version of the Project Plan published

18/5/07 Nominated for 'Modernising Government' section of the New Statesman New Media Awards

11/5/07 Meeting with Simon Hebditch at OTS

12/5/07 Version 4.8 of proposal published on the web

12-13/5/07 Intense bid writing and budget finalisation - pulling text more in line with recent research

14/5/07 Bid submitted by hand to the OTS

14/5/07 Video interview after delivery (DW/SB) edited and published by DJW

5/6/07 Invited for interview

11/6/07 Three stories for use in the interview published

12/6/07 Interview at OTS

18/6/07 Informed by OTS that we had not been successful



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