Speed up Prototyping with Design Thinking and New Materials

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Design thinking and new materials can help your business speed up prototyping, reduce costs and commercialise quicker

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Innovation is key to your business growth. In the current economic climate, innovative businesses must be agile to respond quickly to customers’ requests, new demands whilst minimising R&D costs.

Integrating design thinking in your innovation process is essential to develop a user-centred solution that meets your customers’ needs. Testing the solution can be time consuming and delay mass manufacturing. However, 3D printing and new materials can speed up the prototyping phase hence accelerating your race to commercialisation - gaining clear financial advantages over your competition.

We would like to invite innovative SMEs in the advanced manufacturing, healthcare, tooling and environment sectors to meet with experts during this interactive webinar to learn more about design thinking, innovation road mapping and the opportunities of using new alloys in additive manufacturing for faster prototyping.


10.00 – Welcome

10.05 – Interactive Innovation Roadmap session - Innovate UK EDGE

10.40 – Interactive Design Thinking session - Innovate UK EDGE

11.25 – New alloys in additive manufacturing for prototyping – Lancaster University

11.40 – Funding and service support through the GISMO Project

11.45 – Business support services from Innovate UK EDGE

11.50 – Q&A

12.00 – Workshop closure

Who should attend?

  • Established SMEs across the North West looking to grow and develop new solutions
  • Sectors such as Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Environment, Healthcare, Tooling
  • With in-house R&D facilities / Product or Service Team and a project to deliver over the next 3-6 months
  • Looking to potentially use or already using new alloys in additive manufacturing


Places to this webinar are limited. Please register your interest by 19th April 2021.

Selected companies will receive confirmation of their place no later than Monday 19th April 2021.

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