Knowledge to Action (KTA) Process for Prototype Invention Outputs
Revisit the potential value proposition, business case, and focus group/field test data to communicate the value of the invention to knowledge user (KU) groups.
Use information from the business case and consumer research activities to explore ways the invention can be used by each KU group.
Assess barriers (B) to use of the invention.
Depending on B, select and implement interventions.
Monitor invention use.
Monitor use by looking at website hits, citations, phone and email inquiries, and survey KU groups.
Evaluate outcomes — may have to develop new outcome measures.
Sustain invention use — use feedback to modify tools as needed.
This table lists six stakeholder groups who may be knowledge users, and answers the questions “What to share with each knowledge user group”, and “How to reach each knowledge user group”, while also describing the anticipated knowledge translation outcomes from engaging with each group.