Future-proof. Uncover new opportunities. De-risk investments. Accelerate rapid, relevant outcomes.

“We were able to develop and validate key concepts for a second generation product in six weeks with a nimble, diverse and talented team.”
Michael Grall, CEO, AfibAlert


Co-Innovation Labs are innovative ways for corporations to address disruption geared toward more rapid, active learning through unique frameworks while working on real world business problems. We call these an essential tool for future-proofing both companies and individuals.

We run these as company-specific projects or collaborative efforts to take advantage of cross-pollinated thinking and to execute potential partnership toolkits in highly charged spaces.

Our framework is designed to be a scalable, repeatable model for addressing disruption that can be spun up or down depending upon need, technological advancement, or unexpected competitive threat.

Outcomes can be diverse: re-skilling and building internal muscle in technical teams with experiential learning in rapidly changing disruptive tech areas,  advancing a new idea or product, exploring new business models, establishing new partnerships, developing collaborative use cases, developing frameworks for more effective startup-corporate collaboration, and co-developing decision briefs are examples.

We are running three Labs in 2018, each with their own focus and outcomes:


HyperX Madison Lab

Bring your business challenge or idea to a "third-space" for insights, rapid advancement, and unique engagement with university and startup talent

The HyperX Lab is designed for companies to work closely with a vetted, highly qualified multi-disciplinary university team or startup around specific challenges, to explore a new business model, ideate a new product or service, or develop proofs of concept or MVP.

This is a unique program in that it is purposefully independently run to provide a neutral territory for a free-flow of ideas and outcomes, it brings comp sci, engineering, business, physics, communications, art / design and other skills together in highly skilled teams, and provides facilitation, proven frameworks, and high-level mentors to ensure tangible, relevant outcomes.

Teams are carefully curated to ensure highly relevant skillsets and frameworks, facilitation, and mentors are provided to provide high value outcomes. Themes for 2018 revolve around Blockchain, AI, IoT, AR/VR, and other disruptive technologies.

Learn more about how university talent and startups engage with our Co-Innovation Labs at www.hyperxmadison.com

Requests to participate close on February 28, 2018. Learn more and request an invitation to participate in the Spring 2018 HyperX Madison Lab.


Hyper Learning Lab - Focus on Blockchain

Technology leads, enterprise architects, and developers learn faster and gain skills through unique hands-on programming and work on ideas and solutions that potentially can be brought back into the enterprise for execution

Our Disruptive Tech Labs are  designed for faster learning, distilling the noise, and providing experiential learning to more effectively re-skill teams in rapidly changing spaces. Our Spring 2018 focus is on Blockchain but our methodology and programs are designed to pivot quickly around AI, IoT, AR / VR, and other disruptive technologies.

The Blockchain Lab's plan for 2018 includes foundational applied learning for enterprise architects and developers and opportunities for hands-on learning while working on real-world business problems while working with university talent, startups and corporates together in unique collaborative experiential learning environments.

Our Learning Lab programs include bootcamps for hands-on learning, open hackathons, Flipped Classroom events, mentor/reverse-mentor opportunities in our Disruptive Tech Sandbox, structured startup interactions, and potentially new or collaborative use cases.

Requests to participate close on February 28, 2018.  Request an Invitation to Participate in the Blockchain Lab


Future of Transportation and Mobility Lab

Advance initiatives by putting wheels on the road and gathering data in "'the wild" while working with university talent and startups in AV / CV / EV

An historic revolution in transportation will end over 100 years of individual vehicle ownership and reshape the world’s energy economy in the process. That’s according to a recent research report, Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030.  Not only that, AV is the biggest change that the automotive industry has ever faced. Today’s automakers have a global market capitalization of a trillion dollars. Meanwhile, mobility-as-a-service companies as a whole (think ridesharing) are valued around $115 billion.

Testing opportunities in Madison, WI and Burlington, WI represent climate and road conditions that can’t be replicated elsewhere and the Traffic Operations and Safety Lab at UW-Madison is 1 of only 10 institutions designated to test CV/AV/EV prototypes on roadways. This designation is a tremendous opportunity to partner on testing in intra-urban spaces on the UW-Madison campus, open road testing on test track, and can include platooning and long-haul scenarios. Developing aggregated data sets, testing sensors, and troubleshooting regulatory and adoption issues are all potential outcomes co-identified by Lab participants.

Requests to participate close on February 28, 2018. Request an Invitation to Participate in the Future of Transportation and Mobility Lab

Learn More

Contact us to learn more about executive membership, take part in a Co-Innovation Lab, or define a company-specific program.