Distance travelled: towards a PIE services assessment and specification tool

8: PIEs assessment tool development funding: initial options appraisal

This work would be modestly labour intensive; but even so, it would need to be funded – especially where there may be issues of intellectual property, such as if use or adaptation of another existing model, might be appropriate. Various options are discussed here.

  1. An ‘entrepreneurial’ model
  2. A ‘public benefit model’
  3. A ‘public programme model’

NB Other funding models however are possible, such as:

  1. A ‘major sponsor’ model, 
  2. A ‘crowd funding’ 
  3. A ‘freemium’ model

These alternatives we will discuss in subsequent iterations.