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.
Our current focus in this area
KTN’s Innovation Canvas is designed to help you create value from innovation and identify the changes needed to make your idea succeed. It provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific project, identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what action to take.
The Design Innovation Network has been established to encourage innovators to form a collaborative community and embrace design to a greater extent.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Accessible Boarding Ramps For Trains
Opens: 23/01/2023 Closes: 27/02/2023
The Innovation Exchange is working alongside South Western Railway (SWR), who are looking to engage innovators and innovative companies to design accessible boarding ramps for the platform-train interface on narrow-width platforms. It is essential that any solution is simple and safe for staff to us…
SHAPES - support smart and healthy ‘Agile Ageing’ in the built environment
Opens: 01/01/2023 Closes: 17/03/2023
Organizations are invited to apply for a share of €500,000, to facilitate the creation of novel applications that support smart and healthy ‘Agile Ageing’ in the built environment. Individual grants of €50,000–€100,000 are available for scale-up of existing products or services, or devel
Transport Pathfinder 2023
Opens: 01/01/2023 Closes: 27/02/2023
Do you have an inspirational, life-enhancing idea, prototype, or plan to reimagine how transport options in the UK can better support a rapidly ageing population to stay connected, active, and independent for longer?
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Exploring the Future of UK AI: Scoping Event
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Ignite Labs: Event Series Briefing
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Ignite Conversation: Inclusion in Design
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The journey to designing a world-first servitization technology
The Design Innovation Network team met with Advanced Services Group to discuss technological innovation and the importance of design for servitization.
Reimagining the UK design industry to boost sustainability and community innovation
Abi Hird recently met with Jo Barnard to discuss the new Design Declares initiative, and why sustainable design as well as responsible innovation is so important.