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Welcome to Assessments

  • Take any of the following assessments to get feedback to improve your business.
  • You can start and stop assessments as frequently as you want.
  • Return to repeat your assessments to see how your business is improving over time.
  1. What: This is a general assessment aimed at testing the general viability of any type of business. It consists of 49 questions and may take up to an hour to complete

    Who: Anyone with a business or business idea will benefit from this. This is a great starting point if you are new to VentureNavigator.
  2. What: This assessment evaluates the readiness of a business for investment and prepares an entrepreneur by asking the questions that an investor will ask. It consists of 24 questions and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

    Who: This assessment is appropriate for existing innovation-based business that are seeking high growth.
  3. What: This assessment helps assess the strategy of manufacturing companies. It consists of 33 questions and a prioritisation exercise and is expected to take about 30 minutes to complete.

    Who: This assessment is appropriate for small and medium sized manufacturing companies.
  4. What: This assessment helps determine the viability of spinning out technology into a new business. It consists of 17 questions and can be completed in about 20 minutes.

    Who: This is appropriate for innovative individuals or businesses that possess intellectual property on which a new business can be based.
  5. What: This assessment helps determine the viability of technology for licensing. It consists of 17 questions and can be completed in about 20 minutes.

    Who: This is appropriate for innovative individuals within universities or research based organisations that possess intellectual property that could be licensed.
  6. What: This assessment will evaluate the favourability of the industry in which you hope to compete.

    Who: Anyone who has researched a business idea and is looking to establish whether it is a good one.
  7. What: This assessment helps assess the strategy of manufacturing companies. It consists of 77 questions and a prioritisation exercise and is expected to take about 45 minutes to complete.

    Who: This assessment is appropriate for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. It expands on the basic manufacturing assessment to provide a more comprehensive evaluation.
  8. What: This assessment helps evaluate the supply chain priorities and practices of manufacturing businesses. It should take about 45 minutes to complete.

    Who: This assessment is appropriate for small and medium sized manufacturing companies that wish to improve their supply chain.
  9. What: The assessments offfers insights into product strengths and weaknesses by evaluating utility, usability, desirability, producibility, profitability, and differentiation. The product audit is an ideal precursor to an evaluation of the design process and supports both project planning and process improvement.

    Who: This is aimed at managers in manufacturing businesses who are involved in the design of new products. However this could be used by anyone involved in the product development process.
  10. What: This assessments helps evaluate the design process for a manufactured product. It covers core elements of the design process such as requirements capture, concept design, and implementation.

    Who: This is aimed at managers in manufacturing businesses who are involved in the design of new products. However this could be used by anyone involved in the product development process.