Rise and Design: Design as a Driver of Change

Friday 14th October, 9.30 - 12.30

Please Note - this is a hybrid event so we'll be in person at Northern Design Centre and on Zoom. The ticket options reflect this so please choose according to your own preferences. We will endeavour to ensure that the online event is just as enjoyable and useful as being there in person.


Design can be about the little things, like fonts, buttons and widgets. But it can also be about tackling the really big issues - climate change, global food shortages, ocean plastic. And all designers love to be changing the world in some way.

So we'll be hearing from designers and innovators who are doing just that, and learning about what motivates them, how they motivate others, and some of their many successes.


Speakers include -

Tim Stern, biild

biild is a new product design agency launched by the team at the AME Group in Sheffield. Customers are demanding innovative products that respond to the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face, and biild work with those companies that are seeking to respond to this, to create products that enable responsible and sustainable growth. Tim will tell us more about what led them down this road, and how they are approaching this new challenge.


Additional speakers will be announced soon


And as always there will be lots of opportunities for networking with a great bunch of like minded people.

Supply Chain North East sees four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.