Innovation Sprint

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We put you in close contact with junior staff.

What

During our five-week QLab innovation sprint, we put you in contact with young professionals who are working on a specific task from their organization. The young talents are closely supported by us and acquire specialist knowledge, innovation, and agility.

How we work

The QLab Innovation Sprint

In the QLab, visionary minds deal with your specific challenges. We develop user-oriented and sustainable ideas for new business models, services, or processes based on trends, technologies, and market requirements.

You can find our previous project results here.

Phase 0

Define tasks and assemble the team.

Understand

Sharpen requirements and outline solutions.

Design

Building a functional prototype.

Evaluate

Test and get feedback.

Focus points

Challenges requiring innovation

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Energy transition
Essential questions

  • How will the war-related shortages of gas supply affect my prices?
  • Is my municipality’s network reliable enough to ensure heating in the upcoming winter? 
  • Is it feasible for me to invest in private solar power?
  • Which heating alternatives are there, and how can I invest best in heat pumps?
  • What is my public utility provider doing to diversify its green energy supply?
  • How is my municipality tackling energy and climate-related issues?

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Working in public utilities
Essential questions

  • What career options can the public sector offer that the private sector can’t?
  • Which position do I qualify for, and what is currently available?
  • How can I further professionalize when working for a public utility company?
  • What working conditions and payment can I expect?
  • What is the working environment like in public utilities?

Green architecture
Essential questions

  • When and how should I renovate my home?
  • What is a deep renovation, and how is it different from an energy renovation?
  • How can I climate-proof my home?
  • Which building materials are the most durable and climate-friendly ones?
  • Which public funding options apply to my construction project?

New mobility
Essential questions

  • Is it feasible to invest in an electric vehicle?
  • Which funding options do my municipality or the state provide?
  • Is the charging infrastructure in place?
  • Which progress did my utility provider or city make in infrastructure and public transport matters?

What we need from you:

A challenge:

Working with you, we will find the right issue to solve in the QLab.

Your expertise:

During the process, we need you as an expert to act as a driving force and provider of feedback, and a decision-maker. You enjoy speaking English, and you speak it well.

Your financial commitment:

This depends on your individual wishes and requirements – let’s talk about it!

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What you will get from us:

  • Our experienced multi-disciplinary team works on the in-depth development of solutions to your concern.
  • Contact with potential young professionals and experts from architecture, urban planning, and development, new mobility, etc.
  • An array of research results on trends, technologies, and market requirements.
  • Evaluated ideas for new business models.
  • A strategy map to help you implement your ideas.
  • Support the further development and implementation of your new business model following your work in the QLab.

Cooperations


Meet the Team

We are the QLab team! We are supported by numerous external cooperation partners who support us with their expertise.

Boris Gloger, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
CEO, Co-Founder

Boris Gloger, the maestro of agile working. He puts his heart and soul into establishing forms of learning that empower school children to learn proactively, organize themselves, and ask the right questions.

Boris is an organization developer and management consultant who is not afraid of making visionary ideas a reality. As a passionate cyclist and train traveler, he is convinced that we can create a sustainable future through appropriate mobility solutions.

Andrea Kuhfuss, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
CEO, Co-Founder

Andrea Kuhfuss is a traveler between various professional worlds. Her journey has taken her from a background in art history into innovation consultancy. She creates networks of different individuals and binds them together.

Andrea is an inquisitive generalist who likes to share her knowledge and support both individuals and organizations looking to increase their potential. She is convinced that we can find creative solutions for personal, social, and global problems through collaborative work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Patrick Runge, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
Project Management, Business Development

Patrick Runge graduated in International Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing at the end of 2021. In mid-2021, he already brought an interest in disruption, innovation, and sustainability to our first QLab Sprint.

As the project manager, Patrick prepares our various projects and accompanies the processes. In addition, he shares responsibility for business development at QLab itself. His goal is to push holistic and sustainable solutions in municipalities and cities.

Finn Faust, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
Research, Blog, Webdesign

Finn Faust studies Psychology at Leiden University and Science & Society at the LU Honours College. He is passionate about traveling and follows his vision to develop sustainable solutions for people’s local and global connectivity.

Finn completed the advanced training Content Strategy for Professionals at Northwestern University and is a Design Thinker and storyteller. He is notoriously curious and responsible for our scientific research, web design, and the QLab blog.

Contact us

Let us know how you would like to work with us. We will get back to you asap. You can also contact us directly via contact@q-lab-thinking.com.

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Title: Design Thinking Methodentraining | Workshop hosted by QLab Think Tank GmbH

Language: German
Entry fee: 450,- per person (150,- for students)

06. October 2022
09:30 – 17:30
Casino Futur, Bremen