Design In Innovation Network

Empowering innovators to drive positive change through the power of design.

The Design In Innovation Network (DIIN) is an exciting community of cross-sector innovators, powered by the Design In Innovation Team at Innovate UK Business Innovation.

Our goal is to inspire and enable innovators to embrace design in a more comprehensive way, by encompassing tools, methodologies, and mindsets that prioritise human-centred design and holistic system-aware approaches.

Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve measurable improvements in innovation outcomes (economic, societal, and environmental) by embedding excellent design throughout the innovation process.

We welcome innovators from various fields, such as SME directors, engineers, policymakers, strategists, economists, scientists, and consultants.

Join the Design in Innovation Network Community

Together, we will unlock the full potential of design in driving innovation performance and breaking down the barriers to its adoption.

Benefits of joining our community

As a member, you will:

  • Make powerful connections that build impactful collaborations
  • Upskill your design knowledge and learn how to embed design in your organisation
  • Engage with the Innovate UK Business Connect Design in Innovation Team who will be able to support you explore the possibilities for design in your sector or technology area

Our focus is not only on individual projects, but on tackling complex and uncertain challenges such as decarbonisation, food supply, critical materials, and inclusion.

As a member, you will have access to valuable resources, funding opportunities, and a wealth of information on how to embed design in your organisation.

Design in Innovation Network Platform

Our online platform is designed to facilitate collaboration and engagement with sector experts and to foster a vibrant community of innovators who are passionate about the potential of design to drive innovation.

Click here to access the platform.

Contact Us

Join us and become part of a dynamic community of cross-sector innovators who are committed to making a positive impact on innovation outcomes.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact the Innovate UK Business Connect Design In Innovation team at

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