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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...

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...
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