IdeaLab is an innovative R&D firm dedicated to making meaningful contributions in the field of environmentally responsible, sustainable energy production and propulsion systems. We specialize in design, prototyping, and testing of turbomachinery and turbine systems. Our offices, laboratories and production facilities are at a uniquely modern facility located in Teknopark Istanbul.
IdeaLab specializes in development of products based on new advanced in energy and propulsion science that can enable significant improvement in power generation system performance and cost. Such scientific developments typically result in formation new fundamental understanding of processes that can form the basis of industrial advancement, however require significant investment and multi-disciplinary understanding for industrial deployment. This period is known as ‘valley of death’ and many advancements are delayed or obscured before wide scale industrial deployment can happen.
IdeaLab has established a center of excellence that provides multi-disciplinary understanding of such break-through processes as well as industrial application requirements to mature scientific break-throughs into profitable industrial products. This expertise is specific of sustainable energy systems in the field of power production, storage, locomotion, and distribution.
IdeaLab’s working environment rewards creativity, enthusiasm, team collaboration, and a willingness to see problems through to completion. Engineers are involved in a diverse blend of science and engineering; theoretical exploration, innovative problem solving, hands-on mechanical, testing, and manufacturing disciplines. We provide a dynamic environment where your contributions really make a difference.IdeaLab works on the basis of Lean Start-up Methodology as developed by Eric Ries and team http://theleanstartup.com/principles. The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing scientific break-throughs and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. Using the Lean Startup approach, we create order not chaos by providing tools to test a vision continuously. IdeaLab adopts a structure of continuous feedback and building lean prototypes to validate or refute basic assumptions to provide actionable insights (learnings) to improved product performance. IdeaLab has perfected this process of identifying the fundamental assumptions that can be validated and executed in a short period of time at a minimal budget. The learning process in this cycle involves not only the observations and key data from prototype testing but also customer feedback to maximize product development feedback.
Our Successful innovators use the five “discovery skills that compose the innovator’s DNA.”
• First, practice “associative thinking” by making connections among various ideas from disparate areas.
• Second, “ask questions”; be willing to look foolish.
• Third, “observe” what people do, how they do it and why.
• Fourth, “network” with people from a range of backgrounds.
• Fifth, “experiment”; take something apart, build models and try simulations.
•We hire, reward, retain and encourage innovative people.
•We systematically follow “discovery processes,” support questioning and experimentation, and invest in disruptive innovation.