“A Faster way to develop your business.”
TEQU solves your technology problem in a month and provides you with a designed prototype that can be tested in the new markets.
So what is TEQU?
- It’s a service concept created at Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Rovaniemi, Finland.
- Our objective is to help local businesses to innovate and grow.
- TEQU is made of experts of ICT, civil engineering, energy, industrial design and business.
- The innovation system on TEQU is based on agile, rapid ideology.
- Traditional public funded projects of universities are SLOW.
- Usually the project preparation phase lasts 6-12 months.
- It takes then several more months for the funding agencies to go through the rival project proposals and make funding decisions.
- As a result the SMEs and businesses involved do NOT get results very soon. It may take even 2-3 years.
- It’s not very customer centric. -> It’s WE centric.
We really wanted to be different and change that!
TEQU concept was created to:
- Disrupt traditional RDI in University world.
- Help local businesses to grow and succeed more rapidly.
- Serve more and wider variety of local businesses.
- Get more impact for the area.
- Challenge the traditional – the status quo.
Traditional way in universities is to have departments based on same competencies – we also had mostly engineers working for our group.
To achieve more customer centric and innovative service we hired industrial designers and business experts to form a greater fit with engineers and to create more successful results for the customers.
It all starts with:
- A business meeting with TEQU and the customer, where the business & technology problem or idea for prototype is discussed.
- TEQU prepares a value proposition for the product idea.
- It takes roughly 2 hours to get the information down.
After the first week:
- We’ll present you 3 designed concept ideas to help you choose the direction which presents your vision the best.
- We also revisit the the value proposition to check if it still correct.
Then we do the magic!
Voila! After a month has passed we’ll present you the new prototype that includes technology and design components.
With the prototype the customer can proceed to test the prototype and the value proposition in test markets!
And why it is so COOL?
- It’s fast
- It’s easy for the customer
- The results can be utilized immediately!
Matti Vatanen & TEQU team