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‘Design & Design Values’ is a series of evening debates and facilitated design-led workshop activities led by Lucy Wills FRSA and hosted by the Design Special Interest Group. These events aim to combine the experience and insight of attendees, and social media participants, to explore issues such as whether design should lead on embedding good practice at the core of global business and culture and what core values design should champion. Read more

digital artwork

The £15m ‘Cross-Platform Production in Digital Media’ competition addresses the challenges of convergence in digital technologies, and covers film and television, online video, animation and video games (including pre-production, production and post-production processes). Supported by the Creative Industries KTN, the Technology Strategy Board is currently running a

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Somerset Innovation + Design is pleased to support and be part of VisLab.

‘Vis Lab’ is a group of highly specialised online 3D visualisers who enjoy meeting and discussing the most up to date developments in their field of specialism i.e. augmented reality, virtual and physical prototyping, architectural mapping, online 3D graphics and marketing, software and hardware interaction and applications, video and animation and innovative project development. Read more

bottles and sprays for design products

Earlier in the year the Technology Strategy Board’s ‘New Designs for a Circular Economy’ funded 40 feasibility studies, undertaken by design and business partnerships, on the product life-cycle system. Building on this momentum, the TSB is investing up to £1.5m to encourage companies to rethink the design of products, components and/or services, with the potential to reduce their environmental impact. Read more

design committee paul elliot smith

We are pleased to announce that Paul Elliot Smith has now joined the board of Somerset Innovation + Design (SID) and we are continuously growing our team of volunteers and design advocates and welcome Paul’s fresh approach to design and the promotion of Somerset as a place of design excellence.

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Somerset Innovation + Design (formally known as Somerset Design Enterprise Network) invites all creative’s in Somerset to one of our evening socials. So why not enjoy a good pint or ale and chin-wag with us and fellow industry movers and shakers.

There is no format and is a very informal way of sharing knowledge and getting  know a little more about what’s going on in Somerset. There is no fee to come and we mostly meet in pubs and any venue we can get our hands on. We sometimes announce a few interesting facts or opportunities. Read more