Design Network North, DNN, supports innovative companies, helping them to utilise high quality design skills and processes. We accomplish this by offering specialised product design, industrial design and new product development support.
Good design is the key to future competitiveness. At a time when product quality standards are universally high and costs have been driven relentlessly downward, design and improved functionality have become the most important factors in the marketplace.
Intended to enhance regional companies’ ability to employ high-quality design, skills and processes, Design Network North works closely with other regional, national and international design projects, and helps those without access to the relevant design skills, achieve their aspirations for growth. Design Network North also holds regular networking events, 'Rise & Design', and delivers onsite Design Performance Workshops to embed good design within your business.
The Northern Design Centre, which opened in February 2012, has become a regional focal point for use of design by North East England’s businesses and service providers. Throughout each year, the Design Centre will feature work not just from local product designers but examples from all areas of design.
Design Network North is funded by Gateshead Council as part of the Inspire Gateshead programme, and is managed by RTC North Ltd in Sunderland.