Ed bike solutions

Our colleagues at the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland are hosting this event to help established businesses of any size that are producing bike frames, components, clothing, accessories or luggage capitalise on the growing bikepacking scene.

Interested?  Find out more.

What is on-bike storage?

There is a growing trend in the Mountain Biking and Bikepacking industry to move away from cumbersome back packs and pannier racks, shifting towards more ergonomic and efficient ways of carrying equipment for improved weight distribution.

The parts and accessories market is worth £750 million in the UK, with the whole market growing 5% per year.

About this workshop

Understanding what ideas have the potential to grow your business, before you invest considerable cost, time and resource can be difficult. Thankfully, there are tools and techniques available to help
identify the potentially successful ones early. This Innovation Workshop is an introduction to some of those techniques, created and facilitated by design and engineering firm 4c. It will provide you with an understanding of how to explore on-bike storage opportunities with a ‘fail fast’ technique used by innovation leaders in the design and engineering industry.

6 key reasons to attend

1 Assess how innovation with on-bike storage could add to your portfolio without huge investment
2 Take away techniques that innovation leaders use to accelerate through early development
3 Meet others with similar challenges and how they have solved them
4 Understand the wider Scottish network for support in new product development
5 Hear from pro-enduro riders and bikepackers about how they carry their equipment
6 Find out what universities have to offer in textiles and product design

Who should attend?

Established businesses of any size that are manufacturers of: bike frames, components and accessories. Luggage manufacturing and outdoor equipment. Those who will get the most out of this workshop are those who are responsible for planning and executing an organisations technology and product development effort: Senior and middle level from R&D, Engineering, Planning, Marketing, Operations and Business Development.

All delegates will receive:

An interactive workshop
All workshop materials including presentation and end of workshop report
Lunch and networking break refreshments
Discussions on opportunities for collaboration with universities
Follow-up support from the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland to help you take your new ideas forward

This is a pilot offer and tickets are priced at £10 and you can sign up here