The purpose of an innovation-action lab is to develop out of-the box concepts using the brainpower and experience of the people in the room. This approach works effectively, generates many ideas of which some will be very original.
Innovation action-lab is suitable for project teams that are working on some kind of new product, a new design, a new process, a new apparatus.
The action-lab is ususally conducted as a two-day workshop. The objective of the action-lab is agreed upfront with the client; this sets the goal of the action-lab.
Troyka Innovation designes a workshop event that is tailored towards attacking the client problem from several sides using TRIZ techniques.
During the action-lab workshop some 6 to 10 people participate. These participants need not have any experience with TRIZ. It is required, though, that these people have “domain knowledge”, that is that they understand (part of) the problem and have expertise in
areas relevant for solving the problem.
The group of participants should be as diverse as possible, with respect to experience, age and perspective on the problem.
The tangible outcome of an invention-action lab can range from patentable ideas, new conceptual design, improvements to existing designs.
The outcome can therefore be very valuable. Troyka Innovation recognizes these commercial sensitivities, and acts prudently to protect the interests of the client. More on this is described in the section Contact (how we work).
Testimonials from innovation action-lab participants