In my current company, we are undergoing an engineering team restructuration because we are growing from 50ish to 100ish engineers only this year.
The current structure does not work anymore so we came up with an action plan, which includes building a new team.
The main goal of this team is to fill the gap between business and tech. As the company relies completely on the Platform which is composed of an API, Mobile apps, website, etc. There is no new business line that they can start or try without us implementing it.
However, the engineering team does not have time to implement features that are not 100% proven to be needed, so it leaves the business team quite hand-tied with their demands, which at the end are client's demands. It makes sense that they try new things beyond the tech capabilities at the moment, just to see if it's a worthy business model or not but tech never has time to support them. This team's responsibilities would be to find the best "hack" possible until the tests are over and if proven needed, we would then implement it properly in the Platform.
This team would be some sort of innovation team. And here comes my question: Have you ever seen any team like this before in other companies? How is this usually called? I really want to read others' stories. However, without the proper keywords, I'm not lucky enough in my Google searches.