Product innovation of a trolley: a 3-step journey

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When we were asked to reinvent a carry-on trolley, we set up a systematic 3-step approach that started with building a multidisciplinary innovation dream team including product engineers, creative designers, chemists, physicists and marketers.

Cross Industry Innovation: someone may have already solved your problem

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In 1946, Soviet inventor and science fiction writer Genrich Altshuller developed a methodology called TRIZ. It became known as “the theory of inventive problem-solving” and was based on a simple premise: across different disciplines and applications, the same challenges occur again and again.

A thorough scan beyond pharma

Even advanced scientific companies like Pfizer sometimes face issues that seem almost impossible to tackle.To put an end to time-consuming manual quality inspections, the pharma player reached out to CREAX to explore alternatives from other industries. During a technology landscaping project, we transferred several promising solutions.

Innovative packaging: A box packed with ideas

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Telenet neede a new packaging for its digital tv setup box.We examined every possible aspect of the box: its contents, the logistic chain, distribution and customer needs, installation requirements and disposal options. We identified key properties and functions by talking to users, installers and distribution points. The conepts were further refined into concepts.

Science meets creativity: why it takes two to tango … and innovate

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The constant interaction between scientific and creative minds in your team can take on many forms. In the end, however, the ultimate goal is to come up with big ideas that will boost your organization, but that are scientifically substantiated as well. The really good ideas are generated at the intersection of both worlds: concrete and creative, but feasible.

The Google car: new opportunities

Although the concept of the driverless car is fabulous, the design remains rather conventional. We believe the new car configuration makes it possible to break out of the traditional car set-up. We got inspired by the BMW Isetta and took this iconic automobile from the fifties as a starting point to build further on the concept.

The influence of patents on 3D printing evolution

Do patents stimulate or slow down growth? The modern patent system was created to help stimulate innovation. A patent gives its owner the right to stop others from using his invention for a limited period of time, thus providing him the opportunity to benefit from his R&D investments. This security should convince individuals and organisations to investments in R&D and therefore stimulate innovation.

How to benefit from existing technology

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Bobsleighing is a high-tech and innovative discipline. How to improve the conventional design of the sled and optimize the performance of the athletes? The solution is simple yet ingenious: transfer ideas & technologies from other industries that face similar challenges. We introduce about 15 technologies in bobsleighing.