Before jumping into prototyping mode, it’s a good idea to get the teams on the same page and figure out the challenges that are worth solving. We like to call it relevant innovation. Because you don’t want to be solving irrelevant problems, do you?
Format: 0,5 to 1-day on-site ideation session or a few weeks online idea collection and validation.
Outcome: A set of clearly defined ideas that are ready to be prototyped and further validated.
Following the Ideation phase, it’s time to get the teams together and start prototyping.
Format: 2-3 days of building clickable prototypes guided by a moderator and experienced external mentors, handpicked depending on the topics and goal.
Outcome: clickable prototypes that can be validated with customers and taken for further development to Incubation.
The Design Sprint is great for answering critical business questions in a rigorous way. You start off by mapping out the problem and finish off with something extremely tangible, all in five days. Shortcut the endless debate cycle and get your prototype in front of real people.
Format: Design Sprint (inspired by Google), 5 days
Outcome: a clickable prototype validated with users and a clear understanding of how to move forward
Following the hackathon or design sprint, the selected teams get a chance to develop their ideas further and launch them to market.
Format: 2 to 3 months of mentored development with a clear goal, a set of metrics and covering specific topics based on the team’s needs. Handpicked experts involved where and if needed.
Outcome: When the hackathon or Design Sprint is still about playing around with prototypes, incubation is where the real development starts. During incubation teams launch their services to market to get feedback.
Format: At demo day, teams present what they have achieved during the last couple of months. It's all about learnings and market feedback.
Outcome: Based on previously set metrics you get to decide if the project has reached its goal and is worth going forward.
Rigid is out. Custom is in.
Our services include ideation days, prototyping workshops, hackathons, incubation programs, design sprints all powered by an extensive network of mentors.
The process is focused but remains flexible and modular. We’ll rearrange and tweak the pieces to suit your industry, your team, and your goals. Whatever helps you get there faster.
“We value the cooperation with Elevate because they help us become a better company. Together we tackle real problems and create new ways of working to become more agile and focused. Elevate brings new methodology and mentors into our teams to accelerate our core business and find new opportunities for growth.”
VP Consumer Telia Estonia
“We partnered with Elevate as we needed a rather complex design sprint solution. In fact, our cooperation started before that as Elevate helped us to determine that a design sprint was the right approach for what we wanted to achieve (which wasn’t what we initially thought). They ran the design sprint with a mix of internal and external experts, and kept objectivity and focus on designing a great solution for customers. That required them to be a partner who not only understood the design sprint process and how to manage it but also were able to bring in subject-matter-experts. Just super-happy with the cooperation with Elevate”
CEO of Tele2 Estonia
“The one-day Neptunas workshop we did with Elevate helped us to achieve 3 very tangible results all at once: to focus on what is important and throw out low priority things. Secondly, as the whole team was in the same room for a full day, we got everyone on the same page and a puzzle we had been having magically came together. Thirdly, we have been able to plug the results from the workshop directly into our water business strategy and have now a clear timeline and action plan for the next 3-5 years. I could not be more happy with the results!”