New ideas/all case studies

Yoomi: the baby product that keeps on growing

It’s been called part of the future of babycare, and lauded for its inventiveness. Tired parents probably just call it a blessed relief. Yoomi makes innovative feeding bottles for babies. At the press of a button, a patented unit built into each bottle warms cold… Read more »

The Briggs brothers’ flying start to car making

Liverpool has been one of the fastest growing cities in the UK over the last ten years, so perhaps it's not surprising that one of the world's fastest cars is now accelerating out of the blocks from Merseyside. BAC, or Briggs Automotive Company to give its full name,… Read more »

Don’t just make it, reinvent it

Blackburn-based Meltech has plenty of technical smarts, ranging from high-speed wire winding to pretty much everything about electric furnaces. It has customers all over the world. Then it had a big new idea that would make it an indisputable world leader in one of its specialist areas -… Read more »

A very different silicon revolution

It is one of the most unusual production floors in Britain. Men sketch or pore over laptops, with rows of reddish-pink hands and male organs standing as bizarre desk accessories. Trays of neat pink and white squares, looking like cakes, turn out to be dozens… Read more »

A big idea takes flight

It’s bigger than a football field, making it the world’s largest aircraft (about 60 feet longer than an Airbus A380). It is a mixture of aeroplane, airship, helicopter and hovercraft. It’s greener and quieter than other air transport. Oh, and a larger version is already… Read more »