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KTN at New Designers 2015: Part 1 - Funding

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) recently ran a series of workshops and talks New Designers 2015 – the leading design graduate exhibition, which was celebrating its thirtieth incarnation....

Crafts Council Hothouse opens - support for emerging makers

Applications for Hothouse, the Craft Council's programme of creative and business support for ambitious and talented new makers, are now open.   This six month programme of...

Entries now open for the 2015 UXUK Awards

Enter the UXUK Awards 2015   If you have worked on a website, app, service or student project which displays outstanding customer experience, these awards offer an opportunity...

The road to design excellence - Highways England Panel

An expert panel brought together by Highways England to encourage excellence in road design, met for the first time and pledged to change thinking and place more emphasis on the importance of...

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, that invites people around the world to...

Participate in the KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015   Date: Thursday, 02 July 2015   Time: 10:00 - 17:00   Venue: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper...

Wanted: innovative manufacturers

By Dr Edward Hobson, Knowledge Transfer Manager: Design, KTN     The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) offers a world-class design and prototyping team to...

MOD SBRI call seeks innovative technologies, designs - launch event 18 June

The Ministry of Defence will shortly be releasing three SBRI calls. The KTN is supporting the MoD by hosting a launch event in London on the 18th June. Outline details of the call topics are as...

Design for life, not just manufacturing

By Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult   Dick Elsy is CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Dick will be speaking at Design Council’s Leading Business by...

Write up of the recent All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group's (APDIG) Spring Reception

The Design, Innovation & Technology Spring Reception was hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) and the Design Special Interest Group - a Knowledge...

How design can amplify the impact of scientific research

[Via John Mathers, Chief Executive, Design Council]   Design Council is part of the government’s innovation ecosystem. We deliver support programmes, research and evidence to...

Leading Business by Design Summit, June 2015 - Exclusive KTN discount rate!

The demand to reduce costs while increasing productivity and ensuring quality products means your profit margins are constantly at risk. To lower this risk, forward-thinking businesses are...

How good practice in design and data visualisation can support innovation

Leonora Oppenheim, Design Storyteller, Director of Creative Data    “We are now firmly in the era of big data.” This emphatic opening to the Design Special...

Design, technology & investment – 10 ways that truly innovative businesses are attracting growth capital

Sophisticated high-tech design has become ubiquitous – and big business. The ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty will publish 10 principles in April for design-led technology ventures that...

£6m for creating smart products from smart materials

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects to encourage the...

Circular economy business models - £800k for feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800k in feasibility studies into the business case for retaining value in durable goods through reuse, remanufacture or leasing/maintenance.    ...

Dupl, the ‘togetherphone’: What does it all mean?

This is third article in a series on Dupl, the first commercial “togetherphone”. You can read the previous description of Dupl and Interview with CEO Tony Kypreos . In this...

£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...
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