The technological advancements needed to combat climate change often pose the type of tricky engineering problem which gets the 4c creative juices flowing. We’ve designed, engineered and prototyped a host of solutions from electric bikes to clean energy generation.
Posts Categorized: Innovation
From accidental intern to full time employee. Two years ago, I took on a two-week job at 4c Design to help them prepare for an open day. That job evolved into a two-month internship where I was involved in a range of internal and external projects, as well as being given a product to develop… Read more »
We use TRLs Product development is a journey which starts with an idea and ends when the finished product rolls off the production line. It’s never straight forward. Sometimes you need to revisit prototypes or old ideas to move forward. But how can we tell how far along this journey we have come, and how… Read more »
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 »
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 »