Welcome to Inspiration for InnovationThe world needs creators. People willing to contribute something. Something original. Something inspiring. Something powerful.
Hello! Hello! Hello! Welcome to Inspiration for Innovation. The blog of the i4 Studio – Buffalo’s Idea Lab The i4 Studio is a creative space where new ideas are born and then applied for the purpose of making the world a better place to live, work and play. Located at...read more
“Highly creative people are good at seeing connections. By enhancing your ability to see connections, you can enhance your creativity.” – Dorte Nielsen. In the last issue of Inspiration for Innovation, I gave some examples of innovations that came from the...read more
One summer morning in the early 1970’s Bill and Barbara Bowerman were fixing waffles for breakfast. Bill, the head running coach at the University of Oregon, was bemoaning the fact that his runners didn’t have track shoes that could grip the new artificial turf....read more
The i4 Studio is Buffalo, New York’s Idea Lab. I4 Studio is a creative space where new ideas are born and then applied for the purpose of making the world a better place to live, work and play. Located at the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the i4 Studio is a hub for creative thinking. i4 Studio was created to stimulate imagination, inspiration, ideation and innovation.
i4 Studio is a collaboration between Vic Nole, Director of Business Development for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. and Roger Firestien, a senior faculty member of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC). Part of SUNY Buffalo State and the first program to offer the science of creativity at the graduate level, ICSC is globally recognized for its programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices and problem solving skills.
The i4 Studio offers 4 effective services:
Training in Creative Thinking
Teaching you and your team how to integrate creativity into your natural work flow. We give you the tools, and you apply them to improve your productivity, organizational effectiveness, and personal performance.
Bring your toughest business or scientific challenge and we assemble a group of trained brains, who are industry experts and are highly trained in creative problem solving to help you create breakthroughs.
Strategic Vision Alignment and Planning
Helping you to create a vision, and a path to accomplishing your goals. This workshop aligns your team to a shared vision of your company’s future state, and sets the foundation for effective goal setting and project prioritization.
Not all challenges or opportunities fit into the same box. Bring us a challenge or opportunity that you are facing and we work with you to design a program that creates breakthroughs.