The CIL Approach

The Co-Innovation Lab (CIL) is designed to support the entire life cycle of innovation projects.

The CIL approach comprises a comprehensive process model, methods & templates as well as tools for the following phases:

  • the acquisition (Acquire) of companies and their problems, from which the student projects are formed
  • the implementation (Deliver) of the projects through a hybrid project management approach
  • the increase of visibility (Promote) by writing press articles about the successful projects
  • the expansion of the network (Grow) of companies and lecturers.
CIL Approach (across all phases)

In the implementation phase (Deliver) of the Co-Innovation Lab, a hybrid project management approach is utilized which combines design thinking and agile solution development. This is supplemented with corresponding methods, templates and tools. The (student) team works in iterations and continuously creates relevant artifacts (e.g. documents, prototypes), so that the customer and the lecturer can follow the progress.

CIL Solution Delivery Approach

The Co-Innovation Lab is an open community. Interested lecturers can use the concept of the Co-Innovation Lab in their courses and make suggestions for improvement and further development as living knowledge management.