New Designers 17: Meet the Next Generation of Creative Problem Solvers

Posted on: 09/06/2017

New Designers Exhibition which takes place in two parts, is the national exhibition for product, vehicle, interiors and digital design graduates.

Meet, Recruit, Invest-in or Mentor tomorrow’s Creative Problem Solvers

Part 1 28 June – 1 July 2017

Part 2 5th – 8th July 2017

Business Design Centre, London N1


New Designers 17 brings together design education, design consumers and the design industry from across all industries, to celebrate and recognise the next generation of graduate designers.  Design is especially important in the early stages of product and service development and is seen by Innovate UK and the KTN as a critical driver of innovation across all areas of the economy.

Entering its 32nd edition, the New Designers Exhibition which takes place in two parts Part 1: 28 June to 1 July and Part 2: 5th to 8th July, is the national exhibition for product, vehicle, interiors and digital design graduates.

The Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting an invite-only industry reception on Thursday 6th July from 5pm to 8pm. A 25% discount is available to all invitees by inserting the promotional code NDKTN. Day Tickets can be purchased for only £10.50* with this code when you book at

This is an excellent networking opportunity for businesses, both corporate and SME to meet, recruit, invest in and/or mentor the next generation of creative problem solvers.

The KTN are delighted to host two leading design specialists at this reception; Ben Watson, Global Innovation Leader, 3M who will focus on the opportunities around collaborative open innovation and the role of early stage design thinking alongside Bruce Hannant, Global Head of Design, Mars Global Chocolate.

KTN (as a partner in the Materials & Design Exchange (MaDE)) are also hosting a morning of panel talks on Fri 7th July for businesses and design graduates, looking at the role of 3D printing, graphene and other advanced materials in design.

Businesses attending New Designers 17 will be able to meet the young designer ‘stars of the future’ from talent throughout the UK, all under one roof, as well as getting inspired and learning about new trends within the design industry.

New Designers 17 showcases today’s design innovations that will become tomorrow’s products and household names.

Get involved and book your place at  Don’t forget, to get your 25% discount, use the promotional code NDKTN at check-out.

*plus £1.50 booking fee.

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