03. Incubation

Incubation Development Fund

Quickly build and test solutions using ad-hoc development resources.

6 months (12 – 18 sprints)

Similar to the Prototype Fund, the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE) has developed an Incubation Development Fund which provides UX, Developer, Marketing and Project Manager resources to support 2-3 development sprints per month for almost any type of digital offering. By hosting outside of the official corporate IT environment, many legal and financial roadblocks can be avoided in order to maintain speed of development and learning.

Each sprint covers 7 essential steps:

Define

Customer journey mapping, wire frame, experiment design, handover to UX

Design

UX creates mock ups of user stories

Comprehension Testing

Conduct comprehension test with mock ups

1st Analysis

Report results and iterate on UX design

Build Phase

Developers build functioning feature and test quality

Launch / Release

Go live and collect data on behavior for experiment outcome

2nd Analysis

Complete experiment map and repeat with new insights

Each sprint covers 7 essential steps:

Define

Customer journey mapping, wire frame, experiment design, handover to UX

Design

UX creates mock ups of user stories

Comprehension Testing

Conduct comprehension test with mock ups

1st Analysis

Report results and iterate on UX design

Build Phase

Developers build functioning feature and test quality

Launch / Release

Go live and collect data on behavior for experiment outcome

2nd Analysis

Complete experiment map and repeat with new insights

The Value

     Remain lean and agile to quickly test product features with customers

     Avoid developer, legal and financial roadblocks

     Remain on budget and on time

    Aligns with AfCE Incubation Sprints solution  

Client Success:

Bayer’s own “Catalyst Fund” generates projects via the AfCE Corporate Startup Accelerator that receive follow on funding to enter the Incubation Sprints program. Whether testing new features with healthcare professionals to digitalize clinical trials, or to engage back office employees to play an interactive game to increase product knowledge, the Incubation Development Fund helps to build products fast.

To enquire more about the Incubation Development Fund, please reach out to [email protected]