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Profiting by Design

Host: Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network
Venue: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS
Date: Wednesday 14th November, 2018
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: Free

Learn about the Open Funding programme from Innovate UK available to any business across any sector, with regular funding rounds, each of circa £20M.

Discover how to Profit from Design, meet others to explore potential partnerships.
Innovate UK and Nottingham Trent University, are hosting, “Profiting by Design”. 
Take part in a unique “Designathon” that will help you profit from design.

We will also be promoting local agency funding opportunities and support services.

Who should attend?:

Business that want to develop new leading edge products processes and systems that will increase their profits and help them grow.


Delegates can expect:

  • Pointers and tips on achieving success in Innovate UK funding
  • Valuable insights from previous Innovate UK funding winners
  • An update on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding
  • An overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications
  • Brokerage sessions included as part of the day


  • Hear from the Director of the Innovate UK Open Programme.
  • Be inspired by success stories from previous winners of funding.
  • Get tips and insight into what makes a winning application.



  • Informal networking during breaks throughout the day.
  • Book 1-to-1 meetings with the Growth Hubs, KTN, EEN.



Event Schedule

09:15 Registration: networking and access to Exhibition

09.45 – Official Welcome 

10:30 – Keynote Speech: Paul Mason- Innovate UK Open Programme

10:50 – Panel – Success from Design

10:10 – Introductory Case Studies on Profiting by Design

11:00 - Case Studies
Panel Discussion & Q&A

11:30 - Morning Break: networking and Exhibition

12:00 – Keynote Speech: Prof Peter Ford (Impacting Business by Design)

12:20 - Panel Discussion/Q&A

12:40 – Case Studies 
Panel Discussion/ Q&A

13:00 - Lunch, networking and access to Exhibition and optional Surgeries.)

14:00 - Afternoon Parallel Sessions:
Room A) NTU Impacting Business by Design
Room B) KTN Grants.
Room C) EEN- Innovate 2 Succeed
Room D) KTPs and Working with Universities
Room E) Growth Hubs

15:00 Break: networking and access to Exhibition

15:15 Designathon: Fun, fast design Challenge – a chance to develop practical skills and help solve an industrial strategy grand challenge (Nottingham Civic Exchange).

17:00 Close

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