Grenoble Ecole de Management and private-sector training company Korus developed an initial version of the TIM Lab (Technology Innovation Management Lab). This immersive learning space dedicated to technology and innovation management leverages collective intelligence and phygital experiences. Housed at GEM Labs, TIM Lab is open to members of both organizations’ ecosystems, including the IRT Nanoelec consortium, during the test phase. Users from STMicroelectronics and Schneider Electric have already come to try it out.
“Learners will go through all of the stages of Design Thinking* in an experiential and immersive environment and, soon, in 3.0 mode. The participants (learners, collaborative project teams, entrepreneurs, researchers, faculty, etc.) can play with their ideas both physically and virtually and get hands-on experience managing innovation projects that involve new technologies,” said Delphine Gatti-Urweiller, Head of Innovation Programs, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM).
*Design Thinking is a creative process that leverages designers’ sensibilities, tools, and methods to allow cross-disciplinary teams to innovate and, especially, align user needs, technological feasibility, and economic viability.