Innovators invited to unique event at New Designers 2016

Industrialists and entrepreneurs interested in fresh ideas and expertise in design are invited to attend a special industry event at the ‘Thursday Late’ as part of New Designers 2016.

The reception will be hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with IORMA — the Global Consumer Commerce Centre, and The Manufacturer magazine.

New Designers 2016 is a two-week annual event showcasing the best of the UK’s design graduates.

To register your interest in attending the KTN-hosted Thursday Late, please click here.

The KTN-hosted reception will feature thought-provoking speeches from industry heavyweights, including customer experience director at Barclays, Clive Grinyer, and founder of Plan Product Strategy Consultants, Kevin McCullagh.

As well as providing the opportunity to discover how designers drive innovation in big business and how creative thinking is intrinsic to commercial success, the reception will allow guests to view the UK’s largest exhibition of its freshest design talent and network with other like-minded members of industry and investors.

Taking place Thursday July 7 at the Business Design Centre in London, the KTN industry reception begins at 17:00, and is due to finish at 20:00.

The Thursday Late aims to connect business leaders and manufacturers with the best new UK design talent.

KTN will also be running three talks on Friday July 8:

  • Design for Alzheimer’s and Dementia (10:45 – 11:30) – an inspirational group of design-entrepreneurs will share top tips and inside stories on bringing dementia-friendly products to market.
  • 3D Printing Part One: Design Freedom (11:45 – 12:30) – discover how top designers are pushing the creative possibilities of additive manufacturing technologies, and how future 3D software will make it even easier to bring your designs to life.
  • 3D Printing Part Two: Material Choices (12:45 – 13:30) – a review of the current realities of printing with metals; elastomers; polymers, and composites, and an exploration of how designers and materials scientists might work together to improve future 3D material choices.