Innovate-A-thon Stages

There are four InnovateAthon stages (along with a before-starting prequel and an after-finish sequel) ...

Prequel: 0] Introductions ... team formation, review InnovateAthon concepts and goals

1] Identify ... what issues, problems, opportunities will be addressed?  What is the current status?  What is the primary focus for this Innovate-A-thon?

2] Ideate ... generate lots of ideas triggered by the issue in focus.

3] Improve ... which ideas have good potential?  How can these ideas be improved and refined?

4] Implement ... which concept has the best potential to effectively address the issue in focus?  How can this concept best be implemented?  What impact does it have?

Sequel: 5] Iterate ... inspect, investigate, increase!