Cornwall Innovation Club: Services/Product Design & Prototyping

The Cornwall Innovation Club facilitates bi-monthly networking breakfasts which feature inspirational guest speakers. These mornings are designed to inspire ideas and create the opportunity to mix with other influential business leaders – encouraging valuable partnership and collaboration between businesses in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.

Our fourth club event discusses how to successfully design the next generation of services and products. Members will learn about how online conversations, such as those from social media, customer reviews of your existing offering and that of your competitors, can provide businesses with those seeds of innovation in order to leapfrog the competition and create market leading design.

Next, we will look at prototyping and how 3D Printing can be used to bring your ideas to life and test them, in order to design something that people really want and love.

Guest speakers on the day include:

Paul Howarth – CEO at Pansensic

Pansensic collects and makes sense of millions of free text comments, using a combination of AI technologies and a vast database of key words and phrases. They service a number of global clients, such as the NHS, Samsung, GSK, Pernod Ricard and Cadbury, who use their deep insights to improve their organisations, its products and services. They will show how the analysis of online data can be used to provide the seeds of innovation leading on to the products and services of the future.

Chris Booker – Founder of Vital Spark Creative Ltd

Vital Spark Creative specialise in product design and development – providing a ‘concept to shelf’ service. They work with both multinational blue chip companies and the individual, to combine design flair, innovation and manufacturing know-how in order to create products that not only look great, but function brilliantly too. They are going to present a case study and share the benefits of using 3D printing throughout the design and prototyping process.

The Cornwall Innovation Club is run by Acceleration Through Innovation, a University of Plymouth led project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and in Partnership with Cornwall Innovation. The £3 million project aims to support business innovation across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly by helping businesses who are looking to adopt new processes or create new products and services.