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£1m funding for manufacturing firms to testbed ideas for managing innovation

Manufacturing employers, of all sizes, have a chance to bid for funding worth up £150,000 each to test ideas for how to better manage the process of innovation. Manufacturers are being...

Fixing a hole: design and construction

Innovate UK have recently announced two competitions relating to the built environment. The first addresses the whole life performance of buildings . The second seeks to integrate...

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...

Introducing APDIG Newsletter #81

  This week the All-Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group (APDIG) published their newsletter#81. APDIG is the cross-parliamentary group of parliamentarians and design...

Building whole life performance: designers required

Innovate UK has opened a new £4m  competition  to address how to maximise the long term economic, societal and environmental contributions of buildings, by improving their whole life...

Race you to the Horizons: Innovate UK at the London Circular Jam

This article has been written by Dr Sharon Prendeville (Intent & Purpose), Erica Purvis ( Technical Nature ) and Rob Maslin ( We All Design ).   This year’s London...

Design Council Spark: a new kind of product innovation fund - up to £65K available

Have a great product prototype but not sure what to do next? Design Council Spark is a new kind of product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. Apply now for a...

Internet of Things - Hype & Hope

Earlier in the week Ved Sen (Global Head, Advisory Services, Social Mobile & Sensors at Cognizant ) delivered a presentation about IOT at the Oxford Technology and Media forum. Here is his...

Bristol and Bath to be at centre of new design research project

A new research project will be examining the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath. The research project, Bristol & Bath by Design ,...

Does your business want to get a circular economy project off the ground?

To date Innovate UK competitions ‘New Designs for a Circular Economy’, ‘Design Challenges for a Circular Economy’ and ‘Supply Chain Innovation towards a Circular Economy’ have supported 50...

Products and services innovation from urban open data

Briefing workshop   1 December, Manchester   Innovate UK has announced a new call for developing products and services based on the newly emergent data platforms...

Meet the New Innovation Actors

A new report from the Danish Design Centre outlines the new innovation landscape and explores the future role of design.   The innovative landscape is changing. Chances are that...

Fighting ebola - this OpenIDEO challenge invites you to submit ideas to help find solutions

Faced with the escalating Ebola epidemic and the need for a coordinated global response, on September 26th, 2014, President Obama called upon everyone together, to design the next...

Here's introducing the London Circular Jam, 21st - 23rd November

This guest post is submitted by Rob Maslin (founder of We All Design ) and Dr Sharon Prendeville (Independent Consultant), part of the team organising the London Circular Jam .   ...

SCAP Extending The life of Clothes Design Awards

Background   An estimated 1.14 million tonnes of clothes are supplied onto the UK market each year, accounting for around 5% of the UK annual retail expenditure with consumers...

The end of life, but not as we know it

Edward Hobson, Design Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN, offers some observations from the Resource and Waste Materials  Exhibition at the NEC 16-18 September 2014.     ...

Design the Future ― £3m EPSRC funding call

EPSRC would like to invite applicants to participate in a funding initiative to explore the potential for "Design the Future". This call aims to encourage adventurous research addressing future...

Creating business models in the circular economy

This guest post is submitted by Rob Maslin, Director of We All Design   Amongst all of the environmental progress, action and general good work happening around the circular...

'Data+Design': free ebook released for data visualisation

More than 50 volunteers have worked on this free ebook to explain visualising and working with data to those with no specialised training.   A free ebook on data visualisation...

DBA Professional Development - the fundamentals

The Design Business Association brings to you a series of workshops. T hese workshops are essential for everyone working in design. All creatives, project and account managers, administration,...
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