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The Future of Digital Health: Human-centred Design for Wellbeing

Introduced by Edward Hobson and Mitra Memarzia from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), this session at New Designers hosted four industry speakers – each with a very unique product and...

New Designers, New Material Thinking

It is obvious that product design necessarily relies on the use of materials. But making proper use of materials technology can complement, inspire or enable innovations in design. ...

Industry Meets New Designers

KTN’s Thursday Late at New Designers focussed on communicating the value of design to industry.   Opening the talks, KTN CEO Chris Warkup spoke about how he was inspired by...

Funding Clinic at New Designers

At New Designers 2015, the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) Head of Access to Funding & Finance (A2FF) Ian Tracey gave an overview of the funding and support opportunities available to...

Designing our Future – tutors’ discussion with the Design Council

A panel discussion and open forum examining the future of design and the skills that designers will need to compete in the future took place at New Designers 2015. The first half of the...

Design4Life: How the New Trends in Health, Food and Biotech are Changing our Lives

With the world’s population of 7.2 billion projected to reach 9 billion by 2050, this rapid growth in the occupancy of our planet is creating unprecedented challenges in the management of...

Urban Design for Future Lifestyles and Human Behaviours: Making our Cityscapes People-Focused

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) hosted an exciting challenge-led workshop at the New Designers exhibition, inviting a broad range of industry and design experts to help three city...

Designing the Future of Wearable Technology Today

The Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) Digital Economy Manager Mitra Mermazia introduced a session that brought together some of the UK’s leading designers, researchers and entrepreneurs...

Powering Up Your Design Senses

The Powering Up Your Design Senses Workshop introduced delegates to the concept of smart sensing and energy harvesting. Energy harvesting involves harvesting ambient energy from the...

The Role of Design in Grant Funding Applications – An Applied Perspective

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Director Steve Welch brought his experience to bear on the grant application process, both as a software engineer and innovation manager.   ...

New Designers 2015 - KTN member discount

Now celebrating its 30th year, New Designers showcases over 3000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses and attracts 18,000 visitors from design,...

You Have Been Upgraded: showcasing science and design

A festival exploring contemporary advancements by scientists, artists and designers will be taking place at the Science Museum this month 25-27 March.   You Have Been Upgraded is...

Impact Protection Workshop

At the end of 2014, KTN ran a workshop focussed on impact protection – an area of particular interest to the sports and defence industries, but also applicable to the care and health...

New Green Paper - recommendations for Europe-wide materials & design integration

Recommendations for greater integration of the materials science and design communities across Europe have been published by EC project InnoMatNet. Despite the relevance of materials...

Designers - which 'Ones to Watch' according to the Design Council

To mark its 70th anniversary this year, the Design Council has identified 70 emerging designers that it is calling 'Ones to Watch'.   The designers were selected from initiatives...

Design Innovation for the Circular Economy - report available

This KTN project examined how installed façades could be more effectively recycled during the demolition of buildings at end of life.    The concept of design for disassembly...

Design’s value to UK economy soars

The design sector contributed £3.1 billion to the UK economy last year – a massive rise of nearly 25 per cent from the previous year, according to new government figures.   The...

Read the latest MADE materials & design e-zine - free to KTN members!

MADE, the magazine of the KTN's Materials and Design Exchange, is now available as a free e-zine, exclusively to KTN members.   We are keen to hear your views about MADE...

Find out how design & improved business models can contribute to the Great Recovery in Scotland

The Great Recovery project is encouraging designers, engineers, technicians, manufacturers, brands and waste managers to think and do things differently. To design, manufacture, use and dispose...

A new kind of funding: Design Council Spark

Design Council Spark is a new kind of product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. Apply now for a chance to win a place on this 20-week bespoke support program, as well...
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Featured events

Thu 06 Aug 2015

Young Researchers Meeting

All Day

The British Society for Nanomedicine is committed to holding meetings to develop the research community within the UK. This meeting allows postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from all areas...

From Materials

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Developing regenerative medicines and cell therapies - Funding Competition

All Day

Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of regenerative medicines and cell therapies in the UK. The aim of this competition is to...

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Wed 09 Sep 2015

Materials Innovation Showcase at Cenex-LCV2015

All Day

Cenex-LCV2015 is the UK’s low carbon vehicle event. It incorporates four key features: a technology exhibition split over three halls an extensive seminar programme facilitated networking with the...

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