A new creative problem solving studio is launching today, on the third floor of Buffalo Niagara Medical Center’s Innovation Center, located at 640 Ellicott Street. The i4 Studio team is made up of Vic Nole, Co-Director of i4 Studio and Director of Business Development for the BNMC, Sarah Warner, Marketing & Communications Associate at the BNMC, and Dr. Roger Firestien, co-director of the i4 Studio and Senior Faculty at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State.
i4 Studio was founded by the Innovation Center, powered by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in collaboration with the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State.
The premise behind i4 Studio is to offer creative problem solving skills to those who are fostering ideas that will ultimately benefit the community. The team behind the initiative is comprised of a dedicated and practiced unit made up of professionals who have the ability to connect, facilitate, teach, market, and help start-ups as well as fully operational businesses. Sometimes the answers are sitting right in front of you, but you need a little nudge to identify them. That’s when i4 Studio can help.
“The world needs creators. People willing to contribute something. Something original. Something inspiring. Something powerful.”
i4 Studio is in the business of offering solution based learning programs to those looking to stimulate idea generation, creative problem solving, strategic planning and business modeling. If you think that your company is beyond problem solving, think again. The drivers of this studio have worked with some of the most respected businesses in the world, including Clorox, Los Angeles Times, GM, Mead, and SC Johnson (see testimonials). Now these resources are being made available to individuals, organizations and companies in Buffalo.
A launch event is set to take place today, Tuesday, February 28 from 5pm to 7pm at i4 Studio. The event is free and open to the public. Entrepreneurs, students, business owners and creative individuals are encouraged to attend.