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latest news

Innovation vouchers available – up to £5000 is available for Innovation Support. Read more at http://www.interface-online.org.uk/4475

· New service offering – c4di continues to offer an innovation consultancy service across all sectors. We can provide innovation advice relating to product development, service delivery, business models and cultures of innovation within companies. Use our contact details to arrange a free consultation visit.

· Innovation centres – SFC offer £10M for Innovation Centres. The funding council have issued a call for proposals for a number of Innnovation Centres to be established in Scotland. If consortia wish to include innovation specialists in their proposal please contact us.

c4di service-triz

The c4di team have developed a version of the Russian problem solving methodology TRIZ to help companies generate ideas for solving service related issues.

To view the forty triz principles as re-imagined by c4di, visit http://www.c4di.org.uk/servicetriz/index

For some background & history of TRIZ, visit http://www.c4di.org.uk/service-triz.htm

innovation challenges

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Professor Julian Malins, c4di project director is a leading authority on innovation in the North East of Scotland. Do you have a particularly tricky innovation challenge you’d like him to think about?

There are a number of different areas within companies where innovation can take place. Innovation may be focused on new products and services, new processes, new ways of doing business and new ways of organising people within the company. Whilst many companies consider themselves to be innovative and cutting-edge with a track record of new product development, even the most innovative companies can benefit from a new perspective on their current business practice. C4di are uniquely qualified to provide this new perspective. We use a range of interactive methods and tools to enable companies to reframe their approach to innovation making communication across disciplines more productive. We can assist you in obtaining funding to support innovation activities through the Innovation Voucher Scheme. Further details about the scheme can be found at http://www.interface-online.org.uk/4475