LINCOLN, Neb., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Econic has announced plans to open the Midwest's first dedicated space to help companies test and launch new innovation initiatives. The new lab, located as part of the FUSE Coworking community, will provide an innovation outpost to help enterprises identify new market opportunities, develop talent, and enhance product development efforts. Econic will run a variety of hands-on training, coaching, and research services in addition to providing members with access to a network of innovation professionals from around the world.
The idea for creating an "innovation outpost" came from discussions between Econic and Nelnet about ways to further impact the growing startup and innovation ecosystem in the region. The involvement of Nelnet, along with Speedway Motors, to create an expanded collaboration center in the heart of the Haymarket in Lincoln will enable Econic to work with the FUSE Community and others to create more opportunities to accelerate learning in the creation of new products, ventures, and investments.
"We kept hearing from our clients that there needed to be a place where innovation officers, product managers, and corporate entrepreneurs could get out of the building to collaborate, learn, and work with others," shared Josh Berry, Econic co-founder. "We wanted to create an ability for corporate innovators to learn best practices, experiment, and build in an environment designed to foster new connections and new ways of thinking."
In addition to workshops, training and research programs available to the public, Econic will offer dedicated office and coworking space so that enterprises can locate innovation teams offsite and outside their traditional corporate office locations. Teams located at Econic will also receive access and services available through FUSE Coworking. "Adding Econic to the FUSE community is another major step in enhancing and expanding the innovation and collaboration that takes place here. The combination of startups, corporate innovators, tech talent, dedicated space and events makes this a unique asset to Lincoln and the Midwest." said Lana Zumbrunn, Executive Director of FUSE Coworking.
Econic's Innovation Outpost, expected to open late May, will be accessed through FUSE Coworking and located on the fourth floor of 151 N. 8th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
More about Econic
Econic helps forward-thinking enterprises innovate by providing training, research and matchmaking services that tap into emerging startup opportunities. Through a dedicated accelerator lab, events and proactive matchmaking, Econic helps enterprises identify new market opportunities, develop talent, and enhance product development efforts. Econic's network of startup and innovation experts exposes corporations to new ways of thinking and tools including: lean startup, customer development, design thinking, and business model generation. To activate your startup-driven innovation, contact Econic to learn how to think, move, and execute at startup speed. To find out more about Econic's services or for a tour of the new innovation outpost, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up at http://econic.co.
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