The Innovation and Technology section of the website aims to promote the new ideas, techniques and procedures within the Caparo group and how they are helping our customers to improve their products.
Caparo’s dedication to innovation is represented via ‘The Caparo Innovation Centre’. Caparo CEO, Angad Paul demonstrated his dedication to the commercialization of inventive ideas at the beginning of 2003 via the collaboration between Caparo plc and the University of Wolverhampton. Based in the creative environment of Wolverhampton Science Park, the Caparo Innovation Centre is an imaginative new approach to turning product ideas into business realities. Angad Paul’s commitment to innovation design and quality production is further exemplified via his part in the creation of Established and Sons; a UK-based design and manufacturing company with an ambition towards fostering and promoting the best of British design talent on the international stage.
The Aqua Table, designed by Zaha Hadid, was part of Established and Sons’ debut collection in 2005. The table is proving to be a design phenomenon; one of the two Limited Edition prototypes was sold at auction for $296,000.
A recent development within the group is Studio Caparo, a design and prototyping business specialising in the manufacture and installation of bespoke one-off limited edition and batch produced pieces of furniture. Like a studio the company has gathered many processes and materials under one roof allowing unparalleled operational flexibility. The company is collaborating with Established and Sons to bring the Drift bench to life; an innovative piece of furniture, designed by Future Systems architect, Amanda Levete. The piece recently won the Best Furniture Award at the Design Week awards in February 2007. News of innovation and technological advances within the Caparo group will be posted on the Innovation News section of the site.
New Product Development Assistance
The Caparo Innovation Centre offers a comprehensive range of services for businesses involved in new product introduction. Our services are focussed around the most common problems encountered by businesses when navigating the early stages of the new product introduction process, namely:
• Is there a market for the product and what are the characteristics of this marketplace?
• What commercialisation strategy is appropriate?
• Is the proposed product technically viable?
• Is the current design and material selection the most practical and cost effective?
• Can the intellectual property behind the product be protected and what is the most appropriate IP strategy?
The emphasis of our services is on practicality and real-time applicability.
For more information please contact Andrew Pollard on Tel: 01902 824182 Email: email@example.com