ConceptoShield™ at K8!

Boxes full of ConceptoShield are now available and completely ready for shipping. The shields are updated with the latest improvements for optimal use functionality and come in pads with 16 different images to choose from. We are proud of the boxes full of pads in different languages. They are the result of a nice cooperation with ConceptoMed and Haugesund Bok & Offset.

Read and see more about ConceptoShield here.

www.conceptomed.no

Perfect cleaning without chemicals

For a few months now, our office is cleaned and polished without the use of chemicals. It’s cleaner, greener, healthier and extremely easy!  Through LessTrash we are now only using e-cloth mops, cloths and towels so that we clean perfectly with only using water. We have an amazing amount of fibres that take away all the dirt, grease and bacteria, instead of chemicals. This is the kind of greenwashing we like to support. Check lesstrash.no for the different cleaning packages or e-cloth.com for some more explanation on how you can clean perfectly with just water and fibres.

New intern summer 2013!

We are happy to welcome Synne as part of the K8 team!

Synne is currently studying for an engineering degree in Industrial Design at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet in Copenhagen. During August 2013 she will be working at K8 as an intern. After finishing her degree she hopes to move back to Norway again.

She has a weak spot for cameras and can be found scaling a mountain from time to time.

 

New intern #2 spring 2013

We are happy to welcome Christoffer Sæther Sørensen as a new intern at K8!

I graduated in January 2013 from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) with a M.Sc. degree as an Idustrial Design Engineer. My master thesis was done for W.Giertsen Hallsystem AS and investigated the potential for creating more autonomous and sustainable buildings used in refugee camps. For my exchange year I enjoyed a stay as an Erasmus student at Elisava, Barcelona. My interest for projects aimed at disaster relief and development work was a motivation to apply for an internship at K8 Industridesign.

When not designing cool products at the K8 office I spend time either as a salesman at Hi-Fi Klubben or on my motorcycle!

New intern #1 spring 2013

We are happy to welcome Maarten Vlug as a new intern at K8!

After working for 8 years as a Mechanical Engineer, Maarten started a full-time study Product Design & Engineering at the University Of Applied Science in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is now doing his graduation thesis at K8 for 5 months. After his graduation he would like to continue working in Norway. His perfect job would be a mix between engineering and design.

When he is not working, he is often found in the garage, fixing and restoring old cars.

K8 bedrift får 4 millioner i støtte!

Den delvis K8-eiede bedriften ConceptoMed har fått 4 millioner i støtte av Innovasjon Norge Norland.

ConceptoMed holder til i vakre Ballastad i Lofoten, og ledes av doktor Christian Mide.

Selskapet er i ferd med å utvikle flere medisintekniske hjelpemidler for å bedre og trygge medisinske prosedyrer og brukeropplevelser både for helsepersonell og pasienter. I tillegg til å være medeier i selskapet er K8 industridesign også ConceptoMeds innovasjons og produktutviklingspartner.
Selskapet har så vidt rukket å fylle ett år og har allerede flere patentsøknader registrert.

-Dette er fantastisk moro og viser at det i Norge satses på designdrevet innovasjon, sier Daglig Marius Andersen i K8 industridesign AS, som vurderer Nord Norge som en attraktiv landsdel å jobbe i. Og for den som er glad i vill og vakker natur så trekker det ikke akkurat ned å jobbe på et sted som Ballstad!

http://www.lofotposten.no/Naeringsliv/article6540914.ece

ConceptoMed som hadde utviklet en skjerm som beskytter pasienter mot uro ved blodprøvetaking.

http://www.lofot-tidende.no/jobbmagasinet/article6540829.ece

www.oslomedtech.no