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Innovation Lab

Innovation labs come in many flavours. When setting up innovation structures, organizations literally tend to have a ‘lab reflex’. Oftentimes the mandate of the lab is not clear and it has to serve too many purposes at once.

Broadly speaking there exist six different kinds of labs:
1) Concept Development Labs, 2) Skunkworks Labs,
3) Maker Spaces, 4) Venture/Ecosystem Labs,
5) Showcase and Meeting Space ‘Labs’, and
6) LINOs (Labs In Name Only).

Make sure to define your lab’s mandate precisely or it might fail due to an overload of work and expectations.

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