Human Centered-Design / Innovation Dating
The Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC) was born out of the understanding that big companies and startups/SMEs need each other. Startups/SMEs need ways to accelerate validation, market adoption and growth. On the other hand, traditional companies need to multiply their confidence in innovation by accessing new solutions, business models, etc.
In partnership with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, we enable collaboration between startups/SMEs and big companies based in Luxembourg.
Innovation dating description
Human-Centered Design embraces all industries and sectors. It can be everywhere and it pertains to both the Digital and non-Digital world.
Corporates have well understood that using a human-centred approach to design and development brings substantial economic and social benefits for users and suppliers.
On the one hand, User Experience (UX) is all about solving problems for users (including research, ideation, prototyping/design and test phases).
On the other hand, User Interface (UI) is designing visual interfaces for interactive systems (including visual identity, visual design, interactive design and information design).
Taking into account the elements aforementioned, corporates Members classified their challenges in four topics. Startups/SMEs’ solutions should demonstrate at least one of the following topics:
Analysing users' needs through UX research
- Deep understanding of the users’ needs, expectations, and pain points
- Qualitative research (interviews, observation, etc.)Applying UX methodologies to solve
Applying UX methodologies to solve problems
- Co-creation with users
- Storyboarding, personae & customer journeys
- Making efforts on the user interface design and iterating
Testing the solutions with real users and potential users
- Usability and UX tests
- Beta testing
- Measuring the UX
- Focused group sessions & other co-creation workshops for prototype testing
Demonstrating a strong customer-centric mindset
- Trainings & sensibilisation sessions to internally raise awareness
- Moving from a product-centric approach to a customer-centric approach
- Using the UX and Design Thinking approach for internal purposes
Both young and mature startups/SMEs are welcome to apply.
Early stage startups/SMEs should, however, already have a developed prototype/MVP of their solution. They should also be able to provide data on their market validation and have a strong team backing their project.
Startups/SMEs are committed to pitch to LOIC members coming from a wide range of sectors (e.g. finance, insurance, logistics, industry, energy, corporate services, etc) and various positions (CEO, CIO, CTO, etc).
4 challenges / 10 startups/SMEs / All LOIC members open to co-innovate
The LOIC selects innovative startups/SMEs that will pitch during the event, preceded by an inspiring keynote speaker.
The event will take place at 12, rue Léon Laval – L-3372 Leudelange, Luxembourg and all LOIC members are invited to join.
5.00pm: Participants’ arrival and networking
5.20pm: Introduction speech
5.30pm: 1st Pitch session – 5 startups/SMEs x 5’
6.00pm: Open panel discussion with UX experts and attendees
6.30pm: 2nd Pitch session – 5 startups/SMEs x 5’
7.00pm: Cocktail and networking
8.30pm: Event’s closure
For more information and registration please click here