Providing Innovation in Cycling
From market research to product development, knowledge transfer, testing and product launches, MTBCoS assist businesses to capitalise on one of Scotland’s fastest growing adventure sports. MTBCoS is a centre for open innovation and has an extensive partnerships network which allows companies, both product and service based, access to national and international markets.
In these challenging times if you have an idea for a new cycling product, we are still here to help. We can provide free 1 to 1 support for Scottish businesses looking to diversify into the cycling market and new starts with an innovative idea.
If you have an idea that you think might just work, then following the 5 stages in the design process will help.
1 EMPATHISE - understand the needs of the users and problem you are trying to solve
2 DEFINE - the human centred core problem you have identified
3 IDEATE - brainstorm ideas to solve the problem
4 PROTOTYPE - build a prototype to test
5 TEST - test the prototype and revise
Here at the MTBCoS we can support you with stage 4 and stage 5. Why not get in touch and find out how we can help with your original idea?
We can provide 1 to 1 telephone and video conferencing support and are now starting to return to face to face meetings if required.
MTBCoS is a project hosted by Edinburgh Napier University, with project partners Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (Scottish Cycling) and Scottish Enterprise. The project is funded by the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Napier University and is a founding member of Cycling Industries Europe (the voice of cycling business in Europe). The partners in the project are currently working on the Final Business Case to establish the World’s First Mountain Bike Innovation Centre in a refurbished cashmere mill in the heart of the Scottish Borders (funding secured through the Borderlands Growth Deal).