Prototyping for SMEs on a small budget

Enabling Innovation - Design Innovation Workshop Series

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Practical demonstrations and ‘design thinking’ tips and ideas to help develop your idea from the concept stage through to a finished design.

  • From: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 1 pm
  • Registration: 9 am
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 12.00 am

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Event details

Following on from the ‘Design Ideas to Production’ event this workshop will take you from the design idea through to developing your very own cost-effective prototype. Our experts will demonstrate a variety of different methods to create a 3D prototype of your design and work with you to produce something that you can take away with you.

This workshop will be led by Ross Kemp of Asap Watercrafts.

The session will include content on:

  • Benefits of prototyping
  • Ideas as early as possible
  • When and how many?: purposeful prototyping
  • Basic prototype costs
  • Industry examples
  • Foam modelling, Card modelling, hacking
  • Tools available for quickly prototyping electronics in products
  • 3DMake, SketchUp, Hackspace, Arduino, Shapeways, 3DHub etc.
  • Prototyping abroad vs. UK
  • Test plans, recording, analysing results, safety
  • Activity using example idea – how could we thoroughly test this idea?
  • Prototyping legalities, CE marking test houses and costs associated

Ross Kemp, Asap Watercrafts

Ross is the designer and inventor of Asap electric water crafts – electric powered water craft for rescue and play, water crafts are engineered to power through surf, across lakes and rivers for rescuers to reach people in trouble faster.

From testing with the Bondi Rescue Lifeguards in Australia with Richard Branson’s help, to interviews with the BBC and CNN, whilst treading water in a cold lake. Ross and the product have made national and international news, on his journey to bringing the product into production.

Ross has won the Lloyds Bank Best UK Start Up award 2013, a Grand Idea award from Shell, an Entrepreneurship award from Santander and a Think Big award from Loughborough University.

See more at: www.asapwatercrafts.com

Programme

9 am -  Registration and networking breakfast

9:30 am -  Introductions

9:45 am -  Why prototype?

10:15 am -  Low-cost prototyping techniques

11:15 am -  Break and refreshments

11:30 am -  More advanced prototyping, techniques and tools

12:30 pm - Basic electronics for prototyping

12:45 pm - Useful free or low-cost prototyping tools available

1 pm - Testing prototypes

1:30 pm - Lunch and networking

2 pm - Close

Workshops

The event is part of a series of design workshops that will take place at Nottingham Trent University from October through to December, 2017:

Successful Entrepreneurs in Design: 27 September,  9 am - 1 pm

I.P. for Designers / Inventors / Makers: 4 October, 9 am - 1 pm

Design Ideas to Production: 1 November, 9 am - 1 pm

Prototyping: 8 November, 9 am - 1 pm

Packaging Design: 6 December, 9 am - 1 pm

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Booking information

To book please click the 'Reserve your place' button above and complete the short online booking process.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ

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