What we’ve done
Over the course of our activities, we have been developing long-term partnershipswith our customers. Whether they are small businesses or market-leading corporations, we help them to shape their future.
Being professional inventors challenging ideas in our labs, we also created new technologies or services and launched them through our own start-ups.
platform for CE certification of medical devices ans apps
energy saving shower module with integrated heat recovery
bonding technology for porous materials using ultrasound and thermoplastic elements
clinical ambulator headset for monitoring a patient's EEG and detecting the onset of epileptic seizures
Hauert HBG Dünger AG
integrated dosing system for liquid fertiliser
mechanically driven soft mist inhaler for patients with asthma or other pulmonary diseases
knowledge management tool for structuring and sharing human centred design processes
a series of technology innovation and product design projects
Project work for clients makes up the majority of our innovation activities. We also have long-term strategic partnerships with several of our clients. This type of partnership means we know our clients well and often work along- side them to anticipate the future needs of their business.
We’re particularly proud of helping create new businesses. Our portfolio of “in-house” incubation projects helps us understand the challenges of nurturing new ideas and bringing them to commercial success.
Creaholic Project Gallery
CLIENT - Tetra Pak
PROJECTS - long history of working with new food packaging materials, designs and assembly techniques
CLIENT - Stryker
PROJECT - lightweight external bone fixation system for trauma applications
CLIENT - Uemis
PROJECT - robust diving computer with a unique encapsulation process for the electronic components
CLIENT - Haag-Streit
PROJECT - lenstar ophtalmic device
CLIENT - Nestlé
PROJECTS - inventions and innovative strategies to help deliver safe, delicious food and beverage products
CLIENT - Katadyn
PROJECT - lightweight outdoor gas stove
CLIENT - Poken
PROJECT - wireless communication and social networking device
CLIENT - NeMo Devices AG
PROJECT - neuromonitoring system to help save lives in cases of stroke, brain injury, cardiac arrest or sleep apnea
CLIENT - Vipon AG
PROJECT - anticonvulsant vibrating tampon that dramatically reduces menstrual pain
CLIENT - Smixin (Creaholic spin-off)
PROJECT - water-saving hand washing station
Our relentless pace of innovation has generated huge amounts of intellectual property - including more than 600 patents in 180 different patent families since 1986. However, IP is more than patents; it includes know-how and other expertise that helps us differentiate our projects from all others.
Over time, IP management has come to be a larger and larger part of how we provide value to clients. We undertake customized IP research, analysis and consulting for both new and existing technologies.
Creaholic Patent Portfolio
Our approach to IP is characterized by:
On average, a patent filed every 2 weeks
Patents filed in more than 20 different technical classifications (IPC)
More than 100 granted patents from our incubation projects and spin-offs
52 individual inventors
Awards are never the goal of a project. But our people and technologies keep winning them anyway.
In the first three decades of our work, we’ve completed over 800 projects and been recognized with a variety of national and international awards covering the whole range of our activities.