Living Lab test tools for start-ups and SMEs
- Tool 1 – Preparation for Living Lab tests: Goals
Before the living lab process starts, the innovators must be able to define their aims, needs and expectations for the living lab testing. Living lab coordinators in the IN-4-AHA Project used this set of questions to acquire information about the pilot solutions. These questions offer examples of issues innovators, for example startups and SMEs should consider before living lab tests.
- Tool 2 – Preparation for living lab tests: solution, prerequisites and testing needs
Living lab coordinators in the IN-4-AHA Project used the following questions to acquire information about the pilot solutions. These questions offer examples of issues innovators, for example startups and SMEs should consider before living lab tests.
- Tool 3 – Estimation of values of person-centred care (PCC)
Tests conducted in the IN-4-AHA Project for the pilot companies showed that the higher the degree of PCC present in the technological innovations, the higher the level of adoption by the end-user.
This tool helps estimate the PCC values.
- Tool 4 – Tool for Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment
The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment Tool groups nine technology readiness levels (TRLs) into four stages of technology development: 1 – Fundamental Research, 2 – Research and Development, 3 – Pilot and Demonstration and 4 – Early Adoption. This tool describes each TRL and provides checklists to determine if the technology is at that specific TRL. Here, the tool is adapted, and it is presented from the perspective of testing and scalability of an AHA innovation.
Scale-up tools for start-ups and SMEs
- Tool 5 – Key points of a business model (Lean Canvas)
The elements of the Lean Canvas are described in this tool. You can use the tool for thinking about the answers, and after that, collect your answers on the Lean Canvas.
- Tool 6 – Evaluation of scalability of an innovation
With this tool the scalability of the innovation can be assessed. A necessary and helpful check before attempting to scale up.
- Tool 7 – Enhancement of scalability of an innovation
The scalability of the innovation can be improved, among other things, by modifying it in these ways.
- Tool 8 – Questions to consider when scaling up: Why, what, and how?
When developing a scale-up strategy, the questions of why, what and how to scale up must be answered. Why means defining goals for scaling, what means establishing what will be scaled up, and how means choosing the routes to scaling up and delivering the strategy.
How to use the tools?
Links to more resources can be found in the complete version of the playbook (pages 69-70).
IN-4-AHA Scale up model
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