Demobooster, a Finnish service for businesses is about to expand to other countries. Could Lithuania be a suitable landing spot for it?
Demobooster is a service designed for rapid commercialization by matching companies in need of novel solutions and IT solution producers with a dedicated process: applier companies propose their challenges via Demobooster, and producers pitch their initial proposals to get into a strategic, fixed-term partnership with the applier company.
The current Demobooster service is executed cyclically around the year and it has been operated by DIMECC already for several years in Finland. Now it’s time to scale the operations up, would such concept work in Lithuania?
As nice it would be to copy-paste the model to another country, we’re afraid that Demobooster wouldn’t be successful in a foreign culture as such. Now, as part of digital economy boosting project DIGINNO, we are interested in exploring and understanding the local environment in Lithuania to see if there would be a demand for such service and how should it be modified to fit to the market.
How might the Lithuanian business ecosystem react to Demobooster: is there enough interest among companies to make the concept sustainable overall? What might be some suitable financing options locally for Demobooster? Would it be beneficial to apply cross-national cooperation between other Baltic countries and what kind of boost might it provide? Regarding cooperation, is it generally acceptable to run the service in English instead of Lithuanian?