Growing your tech business | by design
Date: Friday 21 March 2014
Venue: Cotton Court, Preston
This workshop is specifically for Lancashire-based businesses, with secure IP who wish to grow and establish market share through their technology innovations. Five days fully-funded practical support could be available from Design Council, in collaboration with Creative Lancashire, for the right businesses.
If you have secure IP for your technology innovation then this workshop will help you understand the role design plays in developing your business as well as helping you attract investment and reduce risk.
Delegates will discover how design works as a strategic tool, learn about the intensive, subsidised design support available and use the opportunity to put their plans in to practice.
If you’d like help in nurturing your tech business, then book now to take up the opportunity of this free workshop and meet like-minded businesses.
Welcome – Design Council
10am - 12.15pm
Workshop – Growing your tech business by design
12.15pm - 12.25pm
Working with the Design Council: Richard Garth-Jones The Low Carbon Energy Company
12.25pm - 12.45pm
Questions and panel discussion
12.45pm - 2pm
Lunch and networking
If you are a UK owned and based business, with secure IP and the potential for growth, then this workshop will determine your suitability for up to five days fully-funded practical coaching on a Design Council programme and enable your fast-track to support.
The session will be facilitated by Deign Council Design Associates: Neil Gridley and Jonathan Ball.
Neil's current clients include Philips, Electrolux and Unilever. He is also part of Viadynamics, a London-based innovation consultancy, working with blue chip clients as well as incubating start-ups. Additionally he is a Design Associate of the Design Council where consults on several programmes helping SMEs, high tech start-ups and universities harness the power of design. Neil recently published Brand Romance a book describing the essentials to building of a great brand, co-authored with Yasushi Kusume, VP of Design at Electrolux.
Jonathan is a design strategist whose current work builds on his extensive experience in the field of human-centred design techniques and which is currently taking him worldwide as an instructor with LUMA-Institute the Pittsburgh based human centred design education and innovation organisation. Like Neil, Jonathan is a Design Associate of the Design Council with vast experience in the development and delivery of government funded design support programmes in the areas of business, science/technology and public services.
If you need further information, please contact Pauline Shakespeare on email@example.com or call 020 7420 5275.
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