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The Great Recovery - Phase 2 Launch & First Forum for Textiles

Great Recovery Phase 2 Launch     The Great Recovery, supported by the RSA and the Technology Strategy Board, are now launching phase 2 of the project.   ...

Open call: AHRC/Design Council - Bristol and Bath design research project

AHRC has been working in partnership with the Design Council over the past two years to demonstrate the key role design plays in creating economic benefits and social value in the UK, and to...

Learning technologies ― design for impact

The Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) are to invest up to £1.1m in exploratory studies into the design of technology-based products and...

Make it Lighter, With Less - competition for £8.5m collaborative R&D funding

The Technology Strategy Board and the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)  are to invest up to £8.5m in collaborative R&D projects to...

Announcing the launch of KTN Ltd, April 1st 2014

This note is to bring you up to date about important changes to the knowledge transfer networks that support the innovation community represented on _connect.  From 1 April a new...

Case Study: DesignThinkers Group — Building Service Innovation Capability

We increasingly live in a Service Economy. In UK nearly 80% of GDP and more than 90% of employment is covered by the service sector (source: Office for National Statistics). Even in China the...

RESOURCE — Realising the Opportunities of a Circular Economy: 4-6 March, ExCel, London

The first major event for the Circular Economy A resource-constrained world demands new thinking and new business models.  Representatives from extraction, design, recycling,...

Career Opportunities for Women in the Hi-Tech Sectors - three events

The KTNs are concerned about their members’ needs to recruit qualified individuals to support and develop innovation activity. The ICT KTN is leading a collaborative project with other KTNs...

Exciting opportunity to design UK pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen to create an innovative design for the UK pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015. Milan Expo 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition – continuing the...

£1.25m competition: 'Seeing more than before - emerging imaging technologies'

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1.25m in feasibility studies to bring emerging imaging technologies closer to commercial use, a competition that is particularly relevant to the...

Using Design in Healthcare Innovation and Commissioning: Pathways for Innovation Project

  Dr Rachel Jones, Design SIG Associate, presents a short overview of the design in healthcare innovation project “Pathways for Innovation” The Design SIG has been working...

Is Design "Sleepwalking into Stupidity?" — Design Values Research Findings

  A short overview of the design values research project, its activities and key findings   Values and expectations drive our actions and define our...

Call for UK design firms operating in the technology sector to be part of BIDA's design hub at CeBIT in Hannover, March 2014

The British Industrial Design Association (BIDA) is co-ordinating a UK design hub at CeBIT - the world’s leading IT trade fair. BIDA CEO Mark Roelofsen announced the project following the...

Defining Design: The Debate — APDIG Term Paper, December 2013

How design is presented in the media, business and government   The Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) has published its newest term paper. "In this...

Leading Business By Design - the report

Research Summary “Design is everything, because without it we have no business...There is intense competition and anybody can design a decent product. They can’t all design outstanding...

Incorporating energy harvesting technology into design

A workshop on 16 January 2014 for product & industrial designers...

Science Meets Design

How collaboration can drive foward the UK economy On Monday 28th October, the Technology Strategy Board hosted "Science Meets Design" in partnership with the Engineering and Physical...

Design Summit Feb 2014: Leading Business by Design - discounted tickets for CIKTN/SIG members

The Design Council’s 2014 Design Summit, to be held at the British Museum on February 12, will explore how some of UK's best known businesses, from Rolls-Royce to Waitrose, harness the...

London Circular Jam (Starts November 22nd)

Don’t miss London Circular Jam in November. We are running a weekend of design for circular systems and we have some of the top names in sustainable design to help teams along...

Case Study Film: Design in Innovation

What is "design in innovation" and how can it be used to benefit UKplc and public, private, academic and third sector organisations and citizens? This short film presents case studies in...
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