Should anyone wish to learn how the developmental work research project from which the RSE scheme emerged was negotiated, funded and actioned, we would be happy to explain. It would be a signal failure to focus upon the economic and social outcomes. To do so would be to miss entirely the profound innovation that resulted in the RSE scheme. Our view is that the measurables are all very well, but that the really hard bit is how did we make that happen and could we do it again? Have we created a research-based method by which intractable policy conundrums between government and enterprises can be resolved? Yep, we think so.