The Potential of Innovation

Innovation I have spoken about the potential of innovation many times. Over the years, 4c Design has been fortunate to have worked closely with a wide range of different companies and organisations realising their potential in this area. So what’s it all about? Why do we need to innovate? And more importantly, how do we do... 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 »

The European Innovation Scorecard 2017

Two main conclusions emerge from the 2017 European Innovation Scorecard published last week by the European Commission. First, the EU’s overall record on innovation is improving, albeit slowly, but huge differences remain between the best and worst performing member states and regions. Second, in global terms, the EU could catch up with the US over... Read more »

Video: Design for UK Manufacturing Growth

Manufacturing In a previous blog post, Realising Potential, we showed a Design Council video highlighting the importance of innovation and design to UK economic growth. A second video explores why innovation and design are fundamentally important for the stability and growth of our manufacturing base. The international competitiveness of UK manufacturing depends on innovation and design.... Read more »