Our mission is to help you innovate
We guide you on developing new products and services by combining skills, methods and location.

We support companies and start-ups in brainstorming, product development and the innovation process in their day-to-day business. Choose from a wide range of service in innovation management, including support from experts, specific workshops, setting up opportunities for cooperation and matching with start-ups and researchers.

Innovation thrives on new product ideas. Through our service "Product Innovation in 5 Steps", we support companies in creating and validating prototypes, always by applying a customer-centric approach. Companies gain the know-how they need, and with the experimental laboratories at NOI also the appropriate facilities to carry out market and customer analyses quickly and efficiently, design product development processes and decision-making processes, create prototypes of the physical product or business model, and obtain initial customer feedback from the market.

  • Step 1 EXPLORE: we understand the needs of potential costumers.
  • Step 2 CREATE: we develop new ideas that meet the needs of potential costumers and are feasible.
  • Step 3 PROTOTYPE: we realise a testable prototype, a minimum viable product (MVP).
  • Step 4 VALIDATE: we test and verify the MVP by involving potential customers again.
  • Step 5 BUSINESS MODELLING: we elaborate a business model to start the development and industrialisation of the product.

Matchmaking in the entrepreneurial sense ‑ we network established companies with innovative start-ups. Assistance in accessing suitable start-ups is undertaken in three steps that can be taken simultaneously or independently of one another:

Start-up Radar: creating an overview of the most important start-ups in a particular field of technology.

Innovation Challenge: workshop with employees of the company and 10 to 20 specially selected start-ups.

Acceleration: support and facilitation of a 4 to 6 month corporate Acceleration Programme with specially selected start-ups.

All three steps are usually handled by external partners who are selected by us based on the needs of the client.

Innovation needs method. The Future Lab offers companies a creative space in which they can innovate as well as deal with innovation systematically. Under the guidance and supervision of experts, clients work in the Future Lab on innovation processes within a company or department, on new ideas and on concrete product development. The exact programme and its duration are tailored to the needs of the client.

On Feb 21 – 25 2022 we will host the first edition of the Students & Company Sprint.

It will be an immersive 5-day’s innovation sprint which will take place at NOI.

South Tyrolean companies are invited to present an innovation challenge they are each facing within the field of circular economy.

The Free University of Bolzano will form challenge-specific interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 students that will co-create solutions under the mentorship of experts and researchers.

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