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Rise & Design: Corporate Innovation

Date - Feb 09, 2018
Time - 8:30am - 11:30am
Venue - Northern Design Centre
Cost - Free
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Every organisation is different and the ways we innovate even more so. Join us at Martel Instruments as they give us an insight into the innovation journey that led them to creating their latest product, and hear about innovation in a rather larger organisation.

Keith Walker, Martel Instruments

VIDA 4.0 is the latest innovation from Martel Instruments. Keith will give an exclusive insight into how the product was created, the minds behind VIDA 4.0 the partners that helped create the product and it’s recent launch. You're also invited on a tour around Martel's factory and Innovation Room at the end of the main event

Paul Sutherland, Add Strategy

Northumbrian Water has long had an innovative approach to business, but in recent years has embraced techniques such as design sprints and hackathons, culminating in their 5 day Innovation Festival earlier this year. Much of that work has been led by Paul Sutherland who will give some insights into the workings of a large corporate, and the challenges faced in introducing new innovation methods

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.

Design Network North is part of RTC’s Designing Better Business programme – launched in 2016 - which provides support to North East businesses looking to use innovation and design to develop world-leading products.

Designing Better Business is part funded by European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.