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Creating a culture for innovation

Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe has recently started collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art in order to create a culture of sustainable innovation.   The first workshop took place from 19-20 October 2010 in the Centre for Design Innovation in Forres in north east Scotland’s Moray Firth area. The first two days covered how the design process can be applied to maximise opportunity spotting and the methods will be used within the organisat

8th March 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tayport

Protective, Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging

Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe has recently started collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art in order to create a culture of sustainable innovation. 

A cross-functional team of thirteen Scott & Fyfe employees called NOW (New Opportunities Within) will take part in 13 design innovation workshops delivered monthly in the form of 2-day workshops over a 6-month period.

 The first workshop took place from 19-20 October 2010 in the Centre for Design Innovation in Forres in north east Scotland’s Moray Firth area. The first two days covered how the design process can be applied to maximise opportunity spotting and the methods will be used within the organisation to contribute to how Scott & Fyfe commercialise new product ideas.

 John Lupton, Chief Executive said:  “At Scott & Fyfe we are very proud of our legacy of customer service and new product delivery. Today's dynamic and highly connected global market place accelerates the need for faster, cheaper, better products and services. Our competitors are tougher, smarter, and better equipped than ever before, and they will only improve in future.”

 “As a small, proactive business, we cannot become a ‘me too’ player. We have to beat them at our own game, and the name of that game is innovation. Innovation distinguishes the leader from the follower,” added Mr Lupton.

“Innovation only comes when Ideas meet Implementation: This is where the NOW team come into their own.  The team's clear remit is to drive market led, researched, insightful, ideas through the organisation.  With slowly diminishing sales of our heritage products, change must come. It must come NOW.”

Scott & Fyfe is a privately owned Scottish innovative technical textiles manufacturer which was originally established in 1868 as part of the Dundee Woven Jute Trade.

 

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