Designing Demand events


A Convergence-backed design programme aimed at helping young technology businesses improve their products and services and get to market faster is staging two events in Cornwall.

The Designing Demand Innovate programme is designed by the Design Council and delivered by the Design Programme. It helps pre seed and early stage technology companies achieve better business results by working with design and technology experts to produce better products, explain technology in clear, compelling ways and attract more funding.

Designing Demand is a two-year programme which has been approved for more than £560k ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Convergence support. The South West RDA is also contributing more than £62k. The wider project is aimed at using design as a business tool to support small businesses.

The two events on Tuesday October 19 (11.30am-2pm at the Trevithick Suite, Pool Innovation Centre and 4.30pm-7pm at the Eden Project) will highlight how young technology businesses in Cornwall can get fully funded support for this initiative for one year.

Speakers include Kieran Sloyan, director of 222 Sports; Huw Robson, the innovate programme manager; and Phil Gendall, design associate of Designing Demand in Cornwall.

For further information email Huw Robson