Almost two hundred design practitioners, students and enthusiasts descended on Bates Mill last week for Huddersfield’s first ever Design Conference, and we’re thrilled to have played a major role in making it happen.
The Engine Room are delighted to have been invited to join Philippa Coultish's forthcoming Engaging Presentations workshop on 15 November, to take place at Bates Mill, Huddersfield.
Applications are now open for Design Council’s Spark 2018 competition. But, before we turn our attentions to the innovations that may astound us in the upcoming programme, it seems timely to reflect on what was a very impressive year for the 2017 event.
Back in May, 10 stand-out ideas were carefully selected from over 250 applications, and the 10 creative minds behind these inventions were then invited to embark upon an intensive 16 week support programme.
Workshops covering everything from financial planning to brand development were delivered to the cohort, along with an initial £15,000 investment and one-to-one mentoring support to help get the creators’ product and service designs off the ground.
Details have been announced this month for a brand new design conference, the first of its kind to be held in Huddersfield. And the event will take place in the very building where we’re based – Bates Mill – on Thursday 5 October.
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