All 2 entries tagged Digital
October 29, 2012
Writing about web page http://www.warwick.ac.uk/iipsi
We were delighted to welcome 35 West Midlands SMEs to the new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation last week.
We ran sessions about the importance of people, materials and digital in regards to creating innovative products and services. We also had the support of Withers & Rogers to talk to SMEs about IP and some tax relief available for innovation activity.
We informed businesses about the funded support we can offer. We will be running a number of workshop days in the next two months for SMEs to come in and learn more about how people, materials and digital can be used to help them grow and develop. The first is on 15th November. Visit our EventBrite page to find out more.
We also offer customised company projects for those SMEs that might have an in depth project they need to take forward and support SMEs who might want to undertake research and development activity with us.
We can also help SMEs get access to graduates and students if they are looking to recruit or get extra resource to work on projects.
The team here enjoyed meeting lots of new faces and are excited by the prospect of new projects. Do get in touch with us if you would like to talk any ideas through.
October 21, 2011
I can’t believe it is Friday already. We have had a really busy week. We are working hard at the moment to promote the new IIPSI building and the programme of support we will be offering as widely as possible across the West Midlands. It will be a facility that SMEs can make use of to develop new products and services around three distinct areas: Digital Technologies, User Focussed Design and Multi-functional Polymers. Check out the pictures in the gallery to see how we are progressing.
We hosted a networking event on Tuesday evening for the Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire branch of UKITA and hosted 20 businesses who attended a CRM workshop. Whenever businesses come in and see us we are capturing feedback about some of the facilities and demonstrators we are developing for the IIPSI building. For the multi-functional polymers area we are developing applications in shape memory polymers and electroluminescent polymers so that businesses will be able to see how the technology could be applied to a product they are developing. Additionally in the area of digital media, we are looking at setting up a Mobile App Lab so that we can support businesses develop mobile apps for their websites. We want to know if businesses would find this useful. If you are interested in talking to us about how your business can benefit from IIPSI please get in touch.