Design Council Spark applications now open

Now in its fourth year, Spark has become a leading UK product innovation support programme and fund. The programme provides design expertise to help shape business opportunities and develop product innovations through an intensive 16-week process, which gives access to specialists across business, IP, investment, and marketing; funding of £15,000 to develop the product, and the opportunity to pitch for a share of up to £200,000 further funding to fast-track the product to market.

Since its creation in 2014, Design Council Spark programme has helped more than 100 innovators and entrepreneurs to develop their product ideas, 31 of these have been intensively supported with mentoring, funding and specialist workshops in order to progress to market.

Design Council Spark is looking to turn bright ideas into brilliant products to improve the lives of others in the following areas: health & wellbeing, energy & environment, home life, on the move, sport & leisure, something remarkable.

Applications close midday Tuesday 21 November 2017.

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