Dare to get out of your comfort zone.

Innovation happens outside comfort zones. In NanoLabs, you set the topics, get challenged and deeply engage with other innovators to find unexpected answers.

If you keep your head open to new perspectives and to innovation, NanoLabs is for you. In NanoLabs, you set the topics and deeply engage with other innovators to find unexpected answers.

NanoLabs could be unique workshops, or a working session on an acute problem. It could also be a fireside chat with someone who can give you a new perspective. NanoLabs can be internal to a specific department, multi-functional across organisational boundaries and casted with external thinkers, creatives and doers.

We invented and conduct Open Innovation NanoLabs for our community innovators, addressing their specific challenges or gather experts and enthusiasts around hot topics. In our Creativity Labs, we will create new ideas together. In our Systems Labs, you will learn new approaches. In our Experience Labs, you can share your experiences and hear from other successful founders and startups. NanoLabs are facilitated by professional coaches and specialists in startup and innovation methods like Co-Creation, Lean Startup and many more.

NanoLabs for Start-Ups

60-90 minutes of experimental lab space to address business critical issues and network with our community innovators. Led by experienced innovation professionals, groups will use proven methods for problem solving adapted form Lean Startup and user-centric principles to ideate in a fun and focused environment.

Previous 2017 events

Jan 25: How to turn my invention into a low-cost promotional item?

Mar  6:  How to build a meaningful e-learning community?

Apr 25: How to run NanoLabs?

May  8: Let’s promote e-Sports in Germany.

May 17: How to create an education hub?

May 17: Design Thinking in NanoLabs.

NanoLabs on Topic

60-90 minutes of experimental lab space to learn about and explore hot topics and burning questions. Led by domain experts, groups will expand their knowledge and learn through hands-on and fun-based activities.

Topics covered in 2017

May 22: HealthTech

Jun 12: Deep Imagination

Jun 19: Creative Technologies: Ransomware

Jun 26: Playing LEAN

Jul  3: New Work

Jul 10: Social Prototyping

Jul 13: VR in NanoLabs

Jul 17: IoT Business Models

July 24: Rapid Prototyping

We design, moderate and orchestrate NanoLabs for Teams. Where our NanoLabs create a new context and atmosphere to find transformational solutions to old problems. Together with colleagues from other departments or divisions, and/or with external creatives, experts and entrepreneurs critical challenges are addressed head-on. These intense sessions are highly immersive innovation and learning experiences leading to new answers and re-energized teams.

With NanoLabs, we wanted to look beyond the horizon of a regular user. The agile set-up and inspiring group of digital experts gave us significant input about the relevance of emerging technologies along the customer journey. Definitely not our last NanoLabs. Dirk Wilhelm

Head of Digital, Geberit

Nano Labs at our Berlin offsite was a great success. Nick Turner

Chief Creative Officer EMEA, SapientRazorfish

An entertaining evening explaining complex situations in an approachable and playful manner. Specifically useful for people working in the leadership roles. Magdalena Klein

Passionate for Technology and Innovation, Magdalena Klein

Nano Labs offer startups a valuable opportunity to utilize the present group of experts to get help and support for their current challenges. Besides receiving practical hints and suggestions, startups also benefit from participant’s networks. Appropriate time management enables useful results in just one hour. Robert Hohlbaum

Innovation Coach

NanoLabs were well received by our teams. Especially the methods used, their moderation, the meaningful interaction and exchange, and the quick results, achieved highest marks. Currently, we continue the initiated discussion throughout our organization and established an incremental ad hoc innovation budget that can be used almost without paperwork. A significant contribution to create ‚opportunity space‘. Kerstin Reuland

Communications, Siemens Steam Turbines

Being part of NanoLabs means being part of the Berlin ecosystem of innovators. Nano Labs’ lean format is designed to reach effectiveness in community building, to help startups ideate solutions with innovative approaches and validate assumptions together with the users. During Nano Labs events you will experience innovative approaches to grow your business through hands-on workshops and professional networking. Marco Berni

Design Thinker and Strategist, barcothinks

NanoLabs have provided Bitemojo with a fantastic opportunity to bounce ideas with experienced industry professionals and identify those blind spots that are so typical in small, hyper-busy teams. Alessio Tixi


NanoLabs can be described as a philosophical salon for disruptive thinkers.  Klaus has done a great job in curating a high quality community.  Nano Labs is thought provoking and fun. InnovationLabs.Berlin is a great space, both aesthetically and in terms of the freedom to test out new ideas, facilitation methods and modes of thinking. Elizabeth Press

Founder, D3MLabs

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