About the Portfolio Exploration Tool

Want to understand your team’s or organisation’s innovation portfolio?  

This is the tool for you. 


What is it 

The Portfolio Exploration Tool is an online self-assessment that helps you determine your team’s or organisation’s innovation portfolio. It takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and has two parts – Module 1 and Module 2.

Module 1 gives you a quick snapshot of your organisation’s capability for innovation. Module 2 takes a more detailed look at your projects and which type of innovation your projects map to. The tool is based on the Innovation Facets model developed by the OECD. Watch this video to learn more about the model.

How can I access the Portfolio Exploration Tool?  

The tool is accessible for anyone with a (free) account on the OPSI website.  

If you already have an account on the OPSI website, sign in, then click the link below.  

If you do not yet have an account on the OPSI website, please click on ‘Join’ at the top right of the OPSI website to create an account.  



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Have your self-assessment results ready? Host your own Portfolio Exploration workshop!

If you want to take the results of the Portfolio Exploration Tool further, you can host your own innovation exploration workshop based on your self-assessment results!

The innovation exploration workshop is a two hour workshop that aims to help you start a conversation about innovation portfolio management in your team or organisation. Full instructions and resources for hosting your own workshop are available for free. Download the facilitation guide below to take a sneak peek and email us to request the additional workshop materials.

Facilitator's guide


If you have questions about the self-hosted workshop or would like OPSI to host a Portfolio Exploration workshop in your team or organisation, please get in touch at [email protected]


Why this tool was developed

The OPSI developed this tool to:

    • Share and test our working model and knowledge about innovation to a broad international audience
    • Provide self-service quick analysis to tool users that can be used to critically reflect and start conversations inside of an organisation
    • Research trends in the tools aggregate data about organisational innovation and portfolio management, which will guide our future research

On the future product roadmap, Module 3 – Portfolio Assessment Tool, will include a comprehensive analysis based on data from multiple perspectives within an organisaiton. It will include a workshop component (physical or virtual) for reflection and to develop actions for amplifying or transitioning an organisational innovation portfolio as well as building portfolio management capability.


This tool and its underlying research was made possible by the European Commission Horizon 2020.

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation lead the development of this tool, with contributions from OPSI’s network of innovative public sector organisations and national contact points and strategic direction from the Horizon 2020 Advisory Board, including the Danish Design Centre, and the University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about this tool, its underlying research, or learn more about OPSI’s work, email us or read our work on innovation facets.