Our idea funding process consists of three phases including Exploratory Studies, Brain Dates, and Mock-Up Testings:
Join the Network!
Exploratory studies are advertised to the public and to the established network partners. The consortium decides whether applicants are suitable to participate in the respective workshop event. This ensures an even distribution of particpants with academical, commercial, and clinical backgrounds. Leads for Brain Dates and Mock-Up Testings may be generated as outcome of an Exploratory study.
Address your Business Pain!
Brain Dates and Mock-Up Testings are held to adress specific business pains. We support business partners in finding the right persons for their ideation sessions and we can fund experts from third parties to participate in such ideation sessions. Applications for support contributions for Brain Dates can be directed to any member of the consortium.
Validate Ideas with Users!
Mock-Up Testings are held to validate ideas with very simple means. We support business partners in finding the right persons for validation sessions and we can fund experts to create mock-ups and to participate in the validations. Applications for support contributions for Mock-Up Testings can be directed to any member of the consortium.
Findings regarding methods used in Brain Dates and in Mock-Up Testings are gathered and published as lessons learned.