Up to £165k available to take inventions to market: apply by Mon 14th Dec 2015
Design Council Spark is a product innovation fund and programme designed to fast-track products to market; enter now with your brilliant ideas at prototype stage.
Following the success of the first round of Spark, Design Council has launched the second wave and the deadline for entries is midnight, Monday 14 December 2015. Design Council Spark is a product innovation fund and 20 week fast-track support programme designed to find the UK’s next great inventions and take them to market. Applicants must be aged 18 or over, based in the UK and have a great product idea, preferably at prototype stage, to apply, however no design or invention experience is necessary.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend a 20 week programme where specialists and mentors will be on hand to provide support and advise inventors on launching their products. Inventors attending the programme will also receive £15k, with the opportunity to pitch for a share of £150k at the end of the programme.
This year, Design Council Spark has a new strand partnering with Arthritis Research UK to offer 3 places on the 20 week programme to those who have designed products to assist those with arthritis, and one inventor will be chosen for an award of £50k to launch their product.
To find out more about the Innovation fund and how to apply, click here.