The projects at FMC will follow a product-first strategy, which means that real products are designed for real users already at day one. This includes conceptual products, prototypes or minimum viable products (MVPs). All product design and development takes place in collaboration with the center's external partners and possible end-users.
Through the journey to realise the products, FMC will apply an agile methodology that balances technology content with business model aspects and UX/ethnography. During the following three years, our goal is to drive innovation of at least three FMC products. Already today, three products have passed the ideation phase, which means that business model innovation and prototyping are ramping up.
A Vinnova FFI application for funding of preliminary investigations has been approved, and several additional applications for the development of MVPs are ongoing, e.g from the KK foundation.