Dear Mr Jones,
Design Council Spark Product Innovation Fund – up to £165k available to take inventions to market – deadline for entries 14 December 2015 – apply online: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/design-council-spark
Is your constituency home to the UK's next big invention? Do you know someone with a great product idea, but they now need support to make that idea a reality?
Following the success of the first round of Spark, Design Council has launched the second wave and the deadline for entries is midnight, Monday 14 December 2015.
Design Council Spark is a product innovation fund and 20 week fast-track support programme designed to find the UK's next great inventions and take them to market.
Applicants must be aged 18 or over, based in the UK and have a great product idea, preferably at prototype stage, to apply, howeverno design or invention experience is necessary.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend a 20 week programme where specialists and mentors will be on hand to provide support and advise inventors on launching their products. Inventors attending the programme will also receive £15k, with the opportunity to pitch for a share of £150k at the end of the programme.
And this year, Design Council Spark has a new strand partnering with Arthritis Research UK to offer 3 places on the 20 week programme to those who have designed products to assist those with arthritis, and one inventor will be chosen for an award of £50k to launch their product.
Please do pass details of Design Council Spark on!
Applications can be submitted online and the deadline is midnight Monday 14tH December 2015: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/projects/design-council-spark
We would hugely appreciate your support and for any further information, images or how to get involved in the programme please do not hesitate to get in touch with Luigia Minichiello at Luigia.Minichiello@designcouncil.org.uk, Alicia Grimes atAlicia.Grimes@designcouncil.org.uk or call us on 0207 420 5200.
Many thanks for your support,