It all starts with a challenge. Any company that has a need for innovation, development or problem solving can submit their challenge to The Lab.
The Lab Core Team carefully picks up talents from a diverse range of degree programs and fields, forming project teams which are responsible for impactful projects. Normally, The Lab will base on the requirements of the challenge to divide of the innovation program into subcategories that will be assigned to specialized teams including research, engineer, design, management, and innovation. Each project team is made up of young professionals from a variety of communities and universities, ensuring the workflow from the coming up of fresh ideas to practical implementation regarding sustainability and inclusion to a company’s challenge.
The Lab’s objective is to give companies a hassle-free experience of academic research that will leads to decisions that might influence the future and at the same time creating the opportunity for the Project Team to have real life experience on working on innovative projects for real clients. While working with The Lab, the Project team workers have an opportunity to gain study credits from their university courses in accordance with their curricula or through extracurricular innovation projects. Core team bridges the gap between the company and the project team. The goals include coordinating that the challenge is moving in accordance to The Lab’s four stage cycle and that the companies need for innovation are met. The core team focuses on mentoring the Project Team throughout the four-stage cycle and assists where needed.
A company comes to The Lab core team to call for new visions, ideas, and solutions. By strategically capitalising on the existing wealth of knowledge, experience and capacities of the company, the Core Team works in adherence to grow the practices and values of the client to provide solutions based on sustainability and inclusion. In addition, the client can draw knowledge and experience from the Project Team to meet the future needs and wants of the younger generations.
The Lab first ever project is carried out in three cycles, where the first one consists of information collection and research. The second cycle is the solution phase, where different solution models are evaluated together with professionals and conclude. In the last phase, potential solutions are reviewed and analysed by the target group and professionals. The Lab project ends with a comprehensive report presented to the client. In the end, the company will get a comprehensive analysis of the problem in addition to truly impactful solution models. The fundamental goal of the pilot innovation program is to develop and gain understanding of what food culture, consuming and production will be like in 2030 from the perspective of the uprising generation - The Gen Z.
From project worker’s perspective
The Lab creates an opportunity to flexibly work on your own schedule. We try to make sure that communication is done well so that everyone can keep track of other's work as it is happening. We are a small group of like-minded individuals who come together to experiment, build, and network with the goal of pushing our professional and personal boundaries. Having a shared vision allows us to move quickly and easily from idea to implementation, which ultimately leads to more time being spent doing what really matters. In other words, we are here to help you find a new job where you can flexibly spend your time.
The pace of work at The Lab can be disconcerting—at times there is the pressure to deliver every day with no slacking. But the benefits of working here are immense: talented people, large group projects/events, competitive challenges, mentorship, networking and more. Working here with The Lab can change one’s life for the better.
The Core Team is there to support from the start to the last step - presenting information to clients. It is important to invest time in researching, making sure that progress is steady.
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