The Techruption field lab offers two unique programs in which you can transform your idea into a concrete prototype with the assistance of professional supervision. We always do this in a cross-sectoral manner, which means that we work on a project with a mixed team. The structure of the field lab is not only unique in the Netherlands, it is also very effective. In the lab, we are actually innovating the existing innovation process.
The Techruption field lab offers a unique program in which you can transform your idea into a concrete prototype with the assistance of professional supervision and co-creation. Each of the prototypes offers solutions to existing problems. We always do this in a cross-sectoral manner, which means that we co-create on a project with a mixed team. The structure of the field lab is not only unique in the Netherlands, it is also very effective. In the lab, we are actually innovating the existing innovation process.
For startups, we offer an incubation program and work on use cases with established companies in innovation projects.
Techruption’s innovation process for companies consists of several phases. Each phase ends with a stage gate; an assessment in which the participating companies collectively determine whether or not it is worthwhile enough to continue on to the next phase.
During the idea generation phase, participating companies try to determine how to solve practical problems using blockchain or artificial intelligence. They do this through an interactive ideation workshop. The promising ideas generated during this workshop are developed further in use cases.
The innovation project actually starts during the explore phase. Devising, formulating and translating an idea into an underlying objective or proposition are key during this phase. We set up a value proposition canvas and a business model canvas, while also determining what the MVP (minimal viable product) should be, and which hypotheses should be tested. We end this phase with a stage gate in which both canvases are evaluated and critiqued.
The canvases from the first phase serve as the foundation for drawing up the business plan. This business plan contains a SWOT analysis, a value analysis and a schedule, among other things. We also develop the first prototype during this phase. We end this phase with a stage gate in which we decide if and in which form we will take this plan to the pilot phase. The business model is validated and the prototype is discussed.
After the experiment phase, the project continues outside of Techruption in the pilot phase. During this phase, we ask ourselves how promising our idea, prototype and business model truly are. A concrete pilot is designed to answer this question. In this final phase, we also work on an MVP and think about the follow-up strategy (do we want to scale in or scale up?).
For startups, we offer a two-year incubation program with a eight-week venture essential phase and 96 weeks boost phase. This incubation program starts twice a year on our playground, and includes our selection of the ten best startups active in blockchain, artificial intelligence or climate change.
With the assistance of experienced innovation coaches and the experts at the Brightlands Innovation Factory, we work on a value proposition and a business plan. In addition, over 150 experts offer advice or share their knowledge and experience in the fields of finance, law and organizations. They do this one-on-one, in masterclasses and in workshops. Each week, the startups present their progress and receive tips and feedback from established companies for improving their business plans.