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Working across all sectors to embed design thinking and practice into all areas of innovation across the UK

Design at the Knowledge Transfer Network

Human-centred design is for businesses of any size who are interested in early-stage innovation strategy. For start-ups, strategic design helps get brilliant ideas to the right market. For established businesses, it helps reposition or expand their offering.

Designers work as multi-skilled consultants to execute targeted research, think creatively around a problem, select and test ideas cost effectively, offer much-needed facilitation and the best design work can make the end result easy to use and engaging.

The KTN Design in Innovation team help design businesses, start-ups and established businesses collaborate to find partners, funding and innovative expertise.

Download our Early Stage Design in Innovation guide which explores how design can be used in innovation and how to create the best environment for design,

Please contact our Design Team:

Edward Hobson – Head of Design and Innovation Effectiveness
John Bound – KTM Materials and Design
Jake Larsson – KTM Design and Innovation
Delina Evans – KTM Innovation Effectiveness
Frank Boyd – Specialist, Innovation Process

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You can also keep up to date with news, funding and events across the Design sector by connecting with the KTN Design Foundations group on LinkedIn.

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