new-product-development-processHello, and welcome to the first Renfrew Group newsletter of 2013!

The beginning of a new year is an exciting time, allowing us to reflect on the past, set new goals, gain new perspectives and renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead.

Our new year’s goal here at Renfrew is to continue to innovate through every aspect of the product development cycle from concept to production, creating practical design and successful products that will help our clients generate more business.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come from Renfrew this year….

We are also pleased to announce that Renfrew Group will be working with leading surgeons from Barts Hospital, London, to develop new technologies and surgical instruments to reduce time for procedures and improve patient outcomes.

Renfrew Group has been awarded a contract by NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) to develop an innovative, children’s wheelchair design solution to promote independence for disabled children and young adults.

Renfrew won the tender following a competition announcement by the NIC for interested parties with design and engineering capabilities to develop the next stage of the Chair 4 Life paediatric wheelchair initiative.

Following a clear statement of clinical need from parents, carers, users and health professionals for a new paediatric powered wheelchair design specification that meets a growing child’s needs, the NIC commissioned “Chair 4Life” in 2009, aiming to revolutionize the design of wheelchairs to appeal and promote independence among young patients.

Renfrew Group design and technology innovators will bring their automotive and consumer product design talents to tackle the problem head on and propose a novel approach, which could radically improve the lives of many.

The completion of the tender will see the prototypes unveiled at the NHS Innovation Expo at London’s Excel on 13th and 14th March 2013.

Renfrew Group International is an award winning product design consultancy that has over 25 years expertise in converting innovation into successful products. Projects have ranged from healthcare equipment and devices, through consumer products, automotive and capital goods across diverse sectors.