DESIGN NETWORK SCOTLAND: Launch Event
When: 23 August 2018, 17:00 – 20:00
Where: Corinthian Club, Glasgow
Key Note Speakers: Robin Smith, 4C Design & Russell Overend, WideBlue
With Corporate Sponsors, Enigma People Solutions & Scintilla IP
Are you a Designer, Technologist, Innovator, Scientist, Entrepreneur…or all of the above? Then read on!
With a long tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation, the design sector is one of Scotland’s key industries. Design itself covers a broad range of industries; however the common goal is to create or reimage products that are successful, innovative, and which provide a range of ground-breaking solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Through advances in technology, designers are providing innovative products across a number of global markets, including healthcare, energy, communications and mobility.Integration of these technologies, into viable, efficient and commercially attractive products is key, and the partnership between technology and product design is becoming ever more important.
With this in mind, Technology Scotland, the representative body for the Enabling Technologies Sector in Scotland, is proud to announce its newest network: Design Network Scotland.Through a growing community of Product Design companies in Scotland, our aim is to support the sector by:
* Promoting design-driven innovation in Scotland
* Facilitating collaboration and knowledge exchange to improve the competitiveness of the sector
* Building networks to shape the future of design in Scotland
For our first ever event, we’re delighted to invite designers and technologists in Scotland to an evening of presentations and networking, along with an informal drinks reception. We’ll be telling you more about our future plans for the network, the companies already engaged, and how you can get involved!
17:00 – Arrival and networking
17:30 – Opening remarks – Stephen Taylor, CEO, Technology Scotland
17:40 – What is Design Network Scotland? Dr Alastair McInroy, Technology Scotland
17:55 – Ben Hanley, Enigma People Solutions
18:00 – Robin Smith, Managing Director, 4C Design
18:25 – Peter McBride, Scintilla
18:30 – Russell Overend, Owner and Founder, WideBlue
19:00 – Drinks, canapes and networking