The Innovation Factory’s Digital Innovation Bootcamps took place in June and May 2019 in the five partner countries Senegal, Mexico, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Ghana. The objective was to get a first impression of existing local challenges and possible innovative solutions to provide targeted support to the teams in advancing their digital innovations.  

The 2-day long bootcamp followed a similar approach in all countries but took into account the different local contexts. The first day of the workshop covered the topics of digital lifestyles and agile product development,  including the targeted knowledge transfer of visual prototyping and the creation of a digital innovation map. Innovative tools based on the business model canvas, such as the so-called Customer Journey Analysis, Target Market Analysis, and agile methods served as basis. So-called step-by-step and peer-learning approaches were utilized, providing the teams with valuable input and feedback on marketing, financing and product development.

The second day focused on agile business development and market introduction. The bootcamp moreover trained participants in cost and revenue assumptions, organizational analysis, and relationship mapping. In the end, teams had the opportunity to pitch their innovations.
73 start-ups from various sectors took part, the majority of the start-ups had ideas for the edutech and the agri-tech sector.

Overall, all teams were very enthusiastic about the Bootcamp and showed great interest in a future cooperation with Innovation Factory!