RISE AND DESIGN
CONSULTANCY
WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
DESIGN PORTAL
FUNDING
BOOMERANG
BUSINESS RECEIVING DIRECT SUPPORT FROM DNN
425
NEW PRODUCTS TO MARKET AS A RESULT
100
JOBS CREATED AS A RESULT
152
INCREASE IN GVA IN NORTH EAST AS A RESULT
16000000

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"Absolutely love it! Full of interesting people and inspiring content"

Rise & Design is Design Network North's FREE monthly networking meeting at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead.

On the 2nd Friday of every month, members and non-members alike, meet to discuss design practices and discover new business opportunities.

Every month sees a new topic, a list of which can be found on our events page

We always try to come up with new ways in which to engage different sectors to increase awareness of the importance of good design and to encourage cross collaboration.

Rise and Design Networking

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RECEIVE ONE TO ONE SUPPORT FROM THE DESIGN NETWORK NORTH TEAM

Tap into the skills and expertise of the Design Network North team. We can help you to identify gaps in the market, connect you with businesses for collaboration, conduct market research, or undertake Strategic Roadmapping sessions and design sprints to help you better your business.

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WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONS TO HELP DEVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS

Expanding your knowledge is a vital aspect of the Design Network North philosophy. We are hosting a series of workshops and taster sessions, some in conjunction with our parent company, RTC. We offer a wide variety of topics to suit any and all businesses. Don’t be shy to offer suggestions – if your company is lacking information in a certain area, get in touch and on the rare occasion that we can’t assist you, we’ll direct you to someone who can.

With membership, you can receive a discount – or go free – to our masterclasses. This discount also applies to RTC sessions too.

We’re running a host of taster sessions and masterclasses across several locations in the North East to help you and your team expand your knowledge. We can also organise any of these sessions to take place in house – just drop us a line

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Looking for a designer, manufacturer or design related service? Search our Design Portal to find what you are looking for.

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40% GRANT FUNDING FOR WORK WITH EXTERNAL SPECIALISTS PROJECTS BETWEEN £2,500 AND £5,000

SMEs often struggle to find relevant expertise to fill skills gaps in the business. A key strength of Designing Better Business is utilising external experts who can analyse plans for growth and help manage the changes needed to bring new ideas to market.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING WHT
UP TO 40% GRANT FUNDING FOR PRODUCT DESIGN PROJECTS UP TO £20,000

To provide packages of financial support for companies bringing forward projects that will improve the design of a new product or service offering. The principle mechanism will be the allocation of grants for new product design and innovation projects.

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Got a Design based question you just cant find the answer to? Want to find someone in the region or beyond that offers a service you need?
Our special FREE Boomerang service sends your question flying out to the network, then comes back to you with the answer!.