Tools

We use an extensive toolbox to redefine problems, find solutions from other industries, and get creative. In line with our mantra "somewhere, someone already solved your problem" we use of a combination of existing tools, translate them to your needs, and tweak them if necessary.

AULIVE methodology

AULIVE methodology

  • Method

The AULIVE methodology uses Technology DNA® to make the challenge at hand more abstract.

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TRIZ (Theory of inventive problem solving)

TRIZ (Theory of inventive problem solving)

  • Tool

TRIZ is a tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature.

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Patent databases

Patent databases

  • Database

Patents offer a view on the current state of technology and can be used to get inspired by other industries.

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Scientific literature

Scientific literature

  • Database

We crosscheck findings from patent data and web searches with scientific publications.

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Deep web browsing

Deep web browsing

  • Database

The internet is an obvious, yet still very underestimated knowledge source.

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Current reality tree

Current reality tree

  • Tool

Using a current reality tree (crt) analysis, we unveil your root problem to ensure a good start.

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Pen and paper

Pen and paper

  • Tool

Our gifted designers bring ideas to life in no time with these very, very classic tools.

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3D printer

3D printer

  • Tool

Our beloved FDM 3D printer, the Craftbot plus, helps us build functional prototypes.

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Espresso machine

Espresso machine

  • Tool

Our cherished coffee machine facilitates coffee corner talks and keeps us sharp (and awake).

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Technology radar

Technology radar

  • Tool

A technology radar monitors recent developments.

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CREAX knowledge database

CREAX knowledge database

  • Database

Working on innovation projects for over 15 years CREAX has Terabytes full of internally build knowledge. This database…

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CREAX Innovation network

CREAX Innovation network

  • Database

We have done over 650 innovation projects over the last years resulting in an enourmous network of people and companies…

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