We develop differently. Our innovation process is based on a hybrid approach of classic Stage Gate, Agile Development, and Design Thinking. Through regular prototyping and early customer validation, we achieve a goal-oriented development that focuses on the customer. We offer methods, locations and coaching for a fast implementation of your innovation projects.
Acceleration as a Service
The ability to successfully innovate in a timely manner at little costs becomes a crucial competitive factor across all industries. Yet, companies struggle to systematically explore and develop new business areas outside their core. Often, a lack of competencies in new technologies, development processes that are solely optimized for exploitation activities as well as rigid organizational structures create insuperable innovation barriers.
While transforming the entire organization into an innovation machine is a long-term project, setting-up a separate innovation path that is purely focused on exploring new business are-as provides a powerful alternative.
Acceleration-as-a-Service is a structured, outcome-oriented program that allows companies to explore new business areas without the need to change their organization. We provide all the ingredients needed to identify new business opportunities and make them scale: from a network of over 350 institutes, experienced leaders capable to drive development projects and a large machine park to a unique eco-system of industrial partners.
Our workshops constitute the framework for a methodical supporting innovation process – starting with the idea and ending with feasible services, products, and business models. With distance to business routine, we elicit the enthusiasm for innovation amongst your Co-Workers and support them in understanding clients and realizing breakthrough ideas.
INCworX: The Creative Landscape
The INC Invention Center offers its members broad access to INCworX, a place to realize disruptive innovations. This creative landscape offers room for experiments, inspiration, and networking. A real climate of innovation is guaranteed because of the change of perspective that our innovation facility promotes.
Working together in a large, friendly and open space. Here, Co-Workers can benefit from each other, actively interact with other companies and projects or realize joint projects. In the Collaboration Space, our members have the opportunity to work with us for a longer period of time. Here, we pursue the idea of paving the way for impulses that emerge from very different perspectives on one and the same topic. Quite simply because the innovation managers from the various sectors can easily obtain feedback – for example during a conversation at the coffee machine.
Agile Hardware Development
Our philosophy for increasing development speed and reducing development costs is a combination of the classic Stage-Gate, Scrum and Design Thinking and puts the customer at the center of your development.
The process is classically divided into phases at the end of which a gate is passed through. The phases between the gates (the stages) are based on Scrum and are divided into different sprints from 2 to 4 weeks in which the project team works independently. Learn and adapt this concept for your hardware development. Many companies are already successfully using this hybrid innovation and development process.
The RWTH Aachen Campus stands for short routes. As a member, you have access to an extensive range of machinery available for rapid prototyping.