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Design, Innovation and Technology Spring Reception

Design, Innovation and Technology Spring Reception

2nd April 2014
The APDIG and the Design Special Interest Group are delighted to host an early evening drinks reception focusing on the issues of design, innovation and UK competitiveness. It will feature short talks from high-profile public sector, industry, academic and policy speakers to introduce key projects and events happening this year in design, innovation and technology partnerships and research. We hope that you will be able to join us in this opportunity to contribute directly to public policy and discuss new ideas and thinking with those working to support this vibrant UK sector. The event starts at 5:30pm and will take place at the Design Museum, and is being jointly hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) and the Design Special Interest Group (established by the Technology Strategy Board). There will be refreshments and a drinks reception. Speakers include: 
  • Professor Gillian Youngs, Co-Chair of the Design Commission Inquiry: Design and the Digital Revolution
  • Jim Maltby, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  • Dani Salvadori, Director of Innovation, Business and External Relations at Central Saint Martins
  • Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Interaction Designer, Product Designer Entrepreneur, Designswarm
  • Bruce Tether, Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • Chris Warkup, CEO, KTN Ltd – the Technology Strategy Board’s knowledge transfer delivery organisation
 Date: Wednesday 2 April 2014 Time: 17:30 – 20:00 Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YDhttp://designmuseum.org/getting-here If you would like to attend, please contact the APDIG secretariat for more details.  The Technology Strategy Board established the Design Special Interest Group (SIG) to foster a better understanding of the role of design in innovation, and to support its development across the range of sectors supported by the Technology Strategy Board. The Design SIG works to bring together the UK design and technology innovation communities to help catalyse new collaborations, projects and partnerships that create sustainable economic value through the strategic use of design in innovation. https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/design-sig The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) is a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians and design sector organisations that works to develop new design policy ideas, critique existing government decision-making around design, communicate within Parliament the enormous potential value of design, and help the design community better engage with the policy process. 
Location
Design Museum, London