Last year, PDR announced that the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) had chosen four organisations to test new ways to develop skills for innovation in manufacturing and that as a world-leading centre in multi-disciplinary design, development and research, PDR was delighted to be one of them.
As part of the UK Futures programme this project, led by PDR and Cardiff School of Management (CSM), based at Cardiff Metropolitan University, supported the creation of a new innovation-focused supply chain.
Prism Medical UK, Gainspeed Ltd, Real Time Logistic Solutions Ltd, and ABM University Health Board’s Rehabilitation Engineering Unit worked together to pilot a ‘Unified Innovation Model’ approach to new product development. This meant that the insights of designers, manufacturers, clinicians and end users were brought together and shared throughout the process. The aim was to develop novel products and associated services targeted at the high-value UK medical device marketplace.
It has been an exciting journey and you can read what happened in Workshops 1-4 and 5-6.
For further information on this project please contact Dr Peter Dorrington.
Following the project's completion, the UKCES story, starring our own Dr Peter Dorrington and Filipa Costa, has been captured on film and can be viewed below.
With special thanks to:
Gareth Loudon - Creativity + PEL space
Jo Hare - User Centred Design
Bethan Gordon - PEL space
Chris Glynn - 3D visual facilitation
Martijn Gommeren - Fab Lab Cardiff