Who we are
Expertise and ignorance: both are necessary for invention. Expertise is needed to get an innovative project finished … but without ignorance of the normal limits, it never gets started.
Our team has a unique blend of extensive practical expertise derived from a wide range of industries, along with stubborn ignorance of why so-called ‘impossible’ things can’t be done.
We’re dedicated to cross-fertilizing ideas, exchanging methods and introducing knowledge from one industry to another. This teamwork supports a culture of restless searching for new and better inventions.
We’ve made invention a team sport. This requires a company culture that respects the contradictory attributes required for successful long-term innovation: knowledge, skill and discipline but also spontaneity, rule-breaking and divergence.
Inspiration requires cross-fertilization of ideas from different disciplines, and that’s only possible if our people maintain their curiosity, broad knowledge and willingness to pursue unexpected insights wherever they lead.
This culture has sustained hundreds of successful projects for clients, as well as pro-active development projects (so-called 'incubation projects') that have led to a half-dozen spin-off companies.
Creaholic was founded in 1986 by an inventor: Elmar Mock, the co-inventor of the original Swatch. Since then we‘ve been accumulating knowledge, experience and people. In March 2017 Creaholic welcomed part of Swisscom‘s Human Centred Design (HCD) team, forming a new, larger Creaholic with a significantly expanded skill set.
Our core mission is to be professional inventors for international clients. To accomplish that, we need a flexible, capable, multidisciplinary team: unique experts who can also work with others. We’re proud that the team we’ve assembled has the skills and experience to support our enormous range of projects.
Organisational development, business modelling, agile processes and IP law
Facilitation, moderation, story doing, coaching and training
Human centered design, product design, interaction design, graphic design, user interface design and visual communication
Mechanical, electronic, micro, biomedical, robotics and systems
Chemistry, wood, polymers, plastics and packaging
Sketching, visualisation, 3D printing, CAD and injection moulding
Our team has tremendous expertise … and that includes knowing what we can’t do by ourselves. That’s why we maintain close working relationships with complementary professionals in a wide range of disciplines.
Selected own Spin-offs
Smart hand washing systems: Smixin
Fixation for porous material: Woodwelding
Revolutionizing animal orthopedics: VetWelding
Innovative fastening technology: MultiMaterial-Welding
Heat recovery system for showers: Joulia
CE certification outsourcing: Decomplix
Water saving shower technology: Gjosa
Customised ultrasonic actuator: miniswys