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Rise & Design - The Power of Collaboration
Fri 20 January 2017, 08:30 – 11:30 GMT
Great design will improve any product business or service. But it’s not always easy to get right, particularly if it’s not your core business. Fortunately, like most things, it’s better when there are two of you, and collaborating on a project is much more efficient, effective and - dare we say - fun.
We’ve brought together businesses who’ve achieved much more through collaboration that they ever could alone, who are going to talk you through their experiences, what they’ve learned and what they’ve been able to achieve as a result.
Amanda Scacchetti, Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas is one of the best known, and best loved brands in baby products, having started 25 years ago in Huddersfield. Amanda will describe the new and illuminating insights they’ve gained through engaging more closely with parents, and the impact it’s had on the business.
Patrick Burke, Paxman Cooling
Ertu Enver & Chris Sorbie, University of Huddersfield
Developed jointly by Paxman Cooling and the University of Huddersfield, the Paxman Scalp Cooling system is an innovative method to prevent hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy, and is used in more than thirty countries treating thousands of patients. The team will describe the collaborative innovation and product design that enabled them to create this world leading product
Richard Hall, pd-m
pd-m is an award winning innovation, product design and manufacturing business based in Ripon, who specialise in commercialising innovations in medical, consumer, industrial, nursery and leisure products. One of their key skills is working with technology specialists to understand how their technologies can be applied, and then developing products that make it happen. Richard will share some recent projects and give some insights into managing the relationship between inventor and designer.
Rise and Design lasts for approximately three hours, and includes networking before and after speakers. There is a chance to pitch at the end of the speakers' presentations, and you can book a stand for the whole event. We encourage all delegates to stay after presentations for networking - it is one of the most valuable parts of Rise and Design.