It reflects the importance of a first understanding of the agile methods and the diversity of how labs approach innovation.
Innovationa analysis workshop
The activities outlined there took place with the Gurus from the Partner Labs and the
Gurus from the Transfer Labs.
In the first part, a broader understanding of innovation was presented, with a further addition to the innovation methodologies in the shemakes innovation ecosystem3. The concept of agility was introduced as a fundamental component in innovation processes, which can be applied to the process of prototyping and production in shemakes labs. Through this activity, it was expected that participants reflect on how the process of innovation is situated in shemakes, in terms of cultural agility (lab values) and technical agility (application of tools and methods). Finally, participants identified elements of cultural agility that could be reflected in the shemakes ecosystem. This approach can be described as the mindset for working agile and is embedded in a team. It's described like in the figure bellow
Levels of agibility
A total of 18 labs, including Partner and Transfer Labs, were invited to participate in two separate workshop sessions. The workshop with Partner Labs was held on February 23, 2022, and the Transfer Labs session was held on April 28, 2022. Of the 18 labs invited, 14 participated in the workshops. The innovation analysis was divided into four areas:
1. The meaning of innovation
2. Description of the innovation process with methods and tools
3. Guidelines and digital tools used in the innovation process
4. Identification of knowledge gaps in the innovation process