IdemoLab - a design laboratory that facilitates the design of IoT Solutions

Combining innovation methods, design thinking and electronic engineering

IdemoLab is applied for fast innovation of IoT concepts and IoT solution design using real sensors, electronic components, software and hardware. It is a unique facility that combines innovation methods such as design thinking and corporate innovation with electronics engineering. The value for organisations using IdemoLab is the fast creation of functional preto- and prototypes that can be tested an evaluated by real users under real-life conditions.

At our customers’ disposal, we have a large collection of existing IoT solutions, a library of IoT components, an innovation design environment, an electronics workshop, and much more, to be used for inspiration. 

Physically located in Hørsholm, Denmark, IdemoLab is available to you when developing IoT-based solutions with our IoT team. IdemoLab is also available to the members of Nordic IoT Centre

 

- Several photos from the  new IdemoLab

IdemoLab customer cases and references

IdemoLab has formed the basis for all the IoT Solution designs delivered by FORCE Technology during the last 8-10 years. We have cooperated with organisations like Electrolux, Arla, SAS Cargo, etc. Fin more inspiration cases of IdemoLab here  

 

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What we offer in the IdemoLab

IdemoLab is an integrated part of the services delivered by FORCE Technology when designing IoT Solutions for organisations. We offer 

  • IoT-enabling og products
  • IoT in industry 4.0 and Supply Chains
  • Technology-based services and business models 

Find descriptions of all our services <link til services> and areas of expertise here (link til expertise).

Research and Innovation

IdemoLab strives to be a state-of-the-art facility and is under continuous development both in terms of technology and innovation approach applied to stay in front. We keep our knowledge and expertise updated by conducting an ongoing research and innovation project portfolio.

Currents examples of RnD projects are: <The IoT Ecosystem in Denmark>, <Accelerated technology-driven business development>, <Advanced realtime monitoring in Supply Chains>, <Printet Electronics> and <DigiMon - smart monitoring of infrastructure>.

 
Design meets Technology meets Business - development model
Design meets Technology meets Business - development model

Design: 

  • Real world testing of early prototypes
  • Co-design, co-creation and idea generation
  • In-context observation
  • Technology exploration
  • Design panel evaluation with stakeholders
  • Interviews and workshops
  • Cross domain exploration
  • Design thinking, user centered design, interaction design
  • User testing, iterative testing, sketching in hardware

Technology:

  • Electronics, PCB design and low power electronics
  • Microprocessors and embedded systems
  • Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Feasibility study
  • Proof-of-concept
  • Prototype building
  • Regulatory assessment
  • State-of-the-art research

Business:

  • Market analysis
  • Market opportunity assessment
  • Business Model Design
  • Value proposition design
  • IP strategy

Selected cases

Our customers avoid moving in the wrong direction - and gain peace of mind by developing ideas through a structured and meaningful process. Find a selection of customer cases below, or visit the collection of IdemoLab customer cases.

Internet of Things in smart city planters

Aqumi (previously Byland), a Danish company selling solutions for automatic watering of urban green spaces, planters, and facilities, wanted to integrate IoT sensors in their solution, so that their customers could better plan their work flow. IdemoLab supported Aqumi with a user and context study that resulted in a cloud integrated energy harvesting and IoT water sensor solution. Field tests with the developed demonstrators confirmed the efficiency of the concept with an optimized route planning resulting in significant saving on human and material resources.

Read the case of Aqumis IoT watering system.

Planter, plants
Visualisation of Byland's automatic watering solution

East West Instore Solutions 

East West Instore Solutions is a worldwide sales group for electronic shelf labels for retail chains. As part of an innovation project (Next Step), the batteries in the shelf label could be replaced completely by indoor solar cell technology. This was possible by redesigning the products electronics towards lower power consumption, integrating efficient and smart solar energy harvesting power management, which is fed by cost efficient state-of-the-art solar cell technology for indoor use.

Read the case of the Solar powered price tags to replace batteries.

East west instore solutions price tag
Price tag from East west instore
We didn’t know very much about energy harvesting and the potential of this technology before we started the project. It was something of an eye-opener to discover that, in premises with little or no sunlight, we could harvest energy capable of supplying power for the shelf labels. Michael Kastrupsen, CEO / East West Instore Solutions, Developer of retail solutions

ERNIT

ERNIT is a Danish company developing a digital "piggy bank" for children and their families. Together we worked on the concept, adapting their ideas to the reality of producing electronic products and iterated on electronic sketches to try out interactive elements.

Read more about ERNIT - the digital piggy bank.

Ernit - a piggy bank for the cash-less future
Ernit cash-less piggy bank
The most valuable thing was having IdemoLab helping us test our ideas in the field. Creating a physical prototype and a game as a platform for feedback from the children was genius and provided us with many insights from the user. The collaboration with IdemoLab saved us at least 1/2 million DKK in unnecessary application features. Mads Tagel, Co-founder / ERNIT, Developer of a digital "piggy bank"