A device proven to kill viruses in enclosed spaces is being launched by Oxfordshire-based engineering technology company, Airdri, and will be available to purchase in the next few weeks, despite the fact development work only began in early May. Airdri engineers and scientists secured an early launch to help with the current pandemic by working with Oxford TRIZ™ innovation experts to resolve design and development issues.
Oxford Creativity, an innovation training and problem-solving company, smashed their targets and sold out places for their first online learning course helping global technical teams work together. Delegates tuned in from all around the globe including Malaysia, France, Italy, Netherlands, US and New Zealand, for interactive lock-down learning and tutorials on fundamental and fast problem solving to help them during the COVID-19 crisis.
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The concept of a problem solving “toolkit” is enough to make even the least cynical among us sigh in exasperation. It is difficult not to baulk at the use of buzzwords like innovation and continuous improvement, but civils projects are increasingly being pervaded by these terms. But clients are progressively turning to these business tools.
A prime example is the work currently underway at Highways England. In 2009, the organisation established a Lean team, tasked with improving engagement with the supply chain.
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TRIZ is a long-established problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool, and makes a great innovation resource for engineers. Lilly Haines-Gadd, author of ‘TRIZ for Dummies’, explains the basics.Read more >>