Posts By: 4c

Accelerating Innovation (Part 1): From the WHY to the HOW

Accelerating Innovation

The critical importance of innovation to national and company competitiveness has become widely accepted.  The only legitimate question now is the ‘how’. Companies are coming under increasing pressure to innovate and grow. Unfortunately, much of the advice being proffered in this area is not massively helpful – see our previous post Innovation Quick Fix. With the need… Read more »

Standards for Innovation and Design

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Do we need standards for innovation management and design? ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, certainly thinks so. Since 2012/13, Technical Committee ISO/TC 279 has been working towards the development of standards covering the ‘terminology, tools, methods and interactions between relevant parties to enable innovation’. Progress, however, has been very slow with the new standard… Read more »

The Engineering Design Show Preview 2017: Innovation, Inspiration, Interaction and Insight

The Engineering Design Show 2017

Visitor registration is now open for the Engineering Design Show, the UK’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the design engineering community. Highlights include: 24 keynote presentations from senior design engineers representing leading brands across the aerospace, automotive, motorsport, electronics and other industries, providing powerful insights into the future of engineering design. High quality practical… Read more »

Video: Michelin’s Futuristic Airless Tire

Michelin’s Futuristic Airless Tire

Is this the tyre (tire) of the future? Airless and 3D printed straight onto the car. The porous interior architecture provides stability with on-demand tread being easily changed with each printing to accommodate different mobility needs; wireless connected and self-monitoring. Science fiction or the tyre of the future? Read the full article here. 4c Design… Read more »