NMIS series – Product Design Scotland Toolkit – part 1

NMIS series – Product Design Scotland Toolkit – Part 1

About this event

Thursday 26th August | 1100 – 1230 | Online event

Turning an idea into a commercial product is a challenge that faces many entrepreneurs, innovators and small to medium sized businesses. The design process must be carefully considered to ensure that development costs, timelines, and expectations are managed effectively.

Navigating the product design process can be daunting but Product Design Scotland, in partnership with its members and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), will soon publish a Design Toolkit series to provide practical, best practice guidance on key topics within the development pipeline.

To coincide with the launch of the first of these toolkits, Product Design Scotland has partnered with NMIS to bring you a series of three online events that will explore each topic in more detail, providing valuable insight from experts involved in the innovation to commercialisation pathway.

The first event in our series emphasises the value of design, introducing Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and standard design processes that can act as the framework to support your business on its commercialisation journey.

We will also explore the importance of building a robust business case, including fully understanding your markets and customers as the foundation for future success.

We’ll cover:

  • The value of design – Product Design Scotland
  • Design processes and TRLs – 4C Design
  • Building a business case – Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • IP considerations – Scintilla IP



The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the future of manufacturing at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

It is where industry, academia, and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce.


Aug 26 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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