Prototyping on a Budget Workshop

Enabling Innovation - Support for SMEs

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Join the Design Innovation team and industry experts for a workshop on prototyping and innovation.

  • From: Wednesday 18 July 2018, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 18 July 2018, 3.30 pm
  • Registration: 8.45 am
  • Location: Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad St, Nottingham, NG1 3AL
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 17 July 2018, 5.00 pm

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Event details

Prototyping Ideas with a small budget

For SMEs and individuals prototyping can be an expensive and time-consuming activity. This hands-on workshop aims to show that prototyping doesn’t have to be either - and can in fact add huge amounts of value to ideas in a short space of time. Following on from ‘Design Ideas to Production’, this workshop explores in depth prototyping techniques, to allow participants to bring their ideas to life.

This intensive workshop will make participants feel more confident to prototype and test their ideas - by giving them key prototyping tools and techniques, to make their ideas on paper come to life quickly, at low cost. Great prototypes can convince people of your idea and instantly make it feel real.

Working in small groups or pairs participants will try out basic prototyping techniques using an example idea throughout the 6 hour workshop. From basic scrap prototyping to foam, card, sectional and 3D printing - participants will learn about various prototyping methods, with examples of each, so they can choose what’s best to progress their ideas.

Complimentary breakfast, lunch, hot & cold drinks will be provided.


Ross Kemp

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.

Ross has come a long way since making the first prototype in a tent in his garden. Now at production level, development of the Asap Rescue has taken Ross on adventures around the world.

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 tested prototypes with over a hundred lifeguards and lifesavers along the East Coast of Australia with Virgin’s sponsorship, all incredible experiences, which formed the production of products today.

Booking information

To sign up to this event, please click 'Reserve your place' button.

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

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).

Location details


Broadway Cinema
14-18 Broad St

Past event

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