Crowdsourced Innovation powered by Envisioning Labs

TESTTUBE

We bring contributors from various innovation communities to join us in the co-development of a new product, service or experience.
Test Tube aims to lower the barrier of entrepreneurship while speeding up the commercialization of innovations that matter.

PRINCIPLES

Fast Prototyping

Test Tube adheres to the lean startup principle of rapid prototyping and learning by iterating. The faster we learn what works the faster we dismiss what doesn't. Test Tube aims to produce a proof of concept in as short as 45 days.

Innovation by Collaboration

Multidisciplinary lean teams are the core units of Test Tube. Small teams comprised of multiple expertise are formed and inducted in the principles of design thinking. We strongly believe that it is this plurality that triggers out-of-the-box thinking and helps in identifying innovation opportunities at the intersection of domains.

Focus on projects

Test Tube is focused on producing proof-of-concepts that have the potential of becoming a solution rather than building a company. While the outcome of a Test Tube project could certainly lead to the formation of a company or the acquisition of investment, it is not the primary concern of the initiative. In this sense, Test Tube could be taken as a pre-incubation stage.

CURRENT

TEST TUBE

CONTRIBUTORS

Charlene
Tessier

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Vinicius

Oliveira Bom

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Miguel
Bremer

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Chuck
Lee

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Terry
Moreau

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Digital

Marketing

Systems
Engineering

Financial

Innovation

Business
Strategy

Innovation & Patents

Envisioning Labs runs the Vancouver Innovation Labs with more than 600 members; this community is comprised of a rich mix of interdisciplinary professionals ranging from hackers and inventors to city officials and business owners.

 

Meet some of these innovators.

Isaac
Lopez

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Software
Engineering

Ken
Thorne

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Genomics &
Life Sciences

Oscar

Malpica

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Innovation
Management

Serena
Pan

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

UI/UX

Design

Micaelee
Hanson

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Digital
Media

Mark
Nazemi

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Wearable
Technology

Oscar
Lopez

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Data
Science

Omar
Herrera

Michael

Kouznetsoff

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Big Data
& Cloud

Yann
Serim

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Electrical

Engineering

Joey
Limmena

Maryam

Mobini

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Design

& Business

Chris
Tao

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Technology
Strategy

Ivan
Cvekic

Rafael
Vazquez

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Interactive
Technologies

Siddhant
Mehta

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

UX/
3D Animation

Giulio
Sucar Pregnolato

Tom

Merenyi

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Business
Development

Rory

St. Clair

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Project
Management

David
Hinds

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Fuel Cells /
Cleantech

Chris

Yoon

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting
Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Mechatronics

Engineering

Andrey

Gleener

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting
Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Software
Architecture

Cliff

Edwards

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting
Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

UI/UX
Design

Danilo

Correia

Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting
Oscar Malpica CEO, Executive Director of Envisioning Labs Consulting

Sculpting
3D Modeling

Antenna/IoT Engineering

Community Engagement

Systems Engineering

Research & Development

Sponsored Projects

These projects draw funding from either Envisioning Labs, an Envisioning Labs client or government grants (NSERC, MITACS, NRC, etc.); and have a defined objective based on the need of the sponsoring entity. An agreement with the sponsor stipulates the contributors’ roles and compensation as well as the ownership of the resulting intellectual property.

Equity-Based Projects

These are exploratory projects that intend to develop a new product, service or experience where contributors are comfortable trading time for equity in the project's outcome. We use a Dynamic Equity Split methodology to compensate each contributor fairly (including contribution as intellectual property).
Depending on their nature, Equity-Based Projects could be privately funded or crowdfunded via Indiegogo or Kickstarter.

Visibility Projects

In special situations we would partner with well-known organizations in developing a project that has the potential to have high visibility in the market and could benefit the brands of all stakeholders involved. Depending on their expected outcome these projects could then move to be considered "Equity-Based" or "Sponsored" projects.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

For Partner Organizations

Partners will benefit for having a unique opportunity to lend their resources to contribute in projects that aim at increasing their brand visibility. We believe that tapping into a large and diverse community of innovation enthusiasts could also help in the identification of key talent for the partner organizations' own resource pool.

 

 

 

For Clients (Sponsoring Projects)

The ability to leverage an innovation community as a way to identify business and growth opportunities is a unique offering that seldom organizations can provide. Envisioning Labs remains hands-on during the project development and coordinate both resources and deliverables. Innovation is really the art of connecting the dots and we believe that with this crowdsourcing approach we are able to identify plenty of dots to connect.

For Contributors

Contributors benefit on two fronts: the opportunity to become the owner (shareholder) of the outcome of the project be it a new product or a new business; and of course getting to work in a truly multidisciplinary team of talented individuals while learning the latest methodologies in project and innovation management, rapid prototyping and lean startup principles.

 

 

For Envisioning Labs

Our ultimate goal is to develop a crowdsourced "innovation playground" that uncovers business opportunities at the intersection of disciplines. With Test Tube we are aiming at lowering the entry barrier of entrepreneurship while speeding up the commercialization of innovations that matter.

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