For a company to enjoy lasting and global success, product quality is a crucial competitive factor – however, by itself this is often no longer enough. Due to ever more rapidly changing market requirements and constantly new competitors, new ideas are called for – generated quickly, unique, and marketable. But particularly smaller and medium-sized enterprises often lack the human and financial resources to do intensive research and development. Letting innovative ideas flow, testing them, and turning them into marketable concepts is hardly possible without external support. This is where Fraunhofer IESE comes into play with its Rapid Innovation Labs, which offer an ideal environment for companies of all sizes and from all domains who want to innovate rapidly.
Fraunhofer IESE as an independent institute is at home in several innovation topics and provides a suitable lab infrastructure, for example for Big Data, Embedded Systems, and Mobile Systems. This is unique and is a great competitive advantage for you as our customer in terms of idea generation and development, as topics are often closely interrelated and thus expertise is required in several disciplines.
If the goal is to bring an innovative product to market successfully, there is a strong dependency between research and industry. In the Rapid Innovation Labs, the methodological competence of our researchers and their domain knowledge from various industries meets the product competence of a company’s software developers. Our researchers will accompany your innovation process comprehensively – from idea generation to the assessment of customer acceptance and technical feasibility. To this end, we are offering suitable tools in our toolbox, embedded into a professional lab infrastructure. To jointly develop new ideas, we use state-of-the-art methods in our creativity workshops, such as Design Thinking – and we do so, of course, in facilities at Fraunhofer IESE that are customized for individual projects. Following comprehensive potentials analyses, we transfer innovative ideas into concepts and prototypes and assess their technical feasibility as well as customer acceptance.
We are also happy to accompany you on the final strretch towards successful product development and support you with our systems engineering methods and technologies.