Navigating from design to manufacture can be challenging. Translating an idea from a design into manufactured reality requires skill, expertise and tenacity! Through insights and support, the Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey Programme supports innovators as they look to develop and commercialise physical products that require manufacturing.

Following on from our hugely successful first Navigating the Design to Manufacture series held in partnership with Product Design Scotland and the launch of our Guidebook (the result of extensive collaborative working), KTN are pleased to be back with a second series focusing on stories of those who have successfully navigated the challenging journey from design to manufacture.

Learning from our peers who have been there and done it is the best type of support an innovator can access. This series of events will bring those insights from different innovators who have traversed the perilous landscape: sharing tales of woe and glorious moments of success with a view to providing you with insights and tips for navigating the journey yourself.

If you are an innovator, product/service designer and/or manufacturer, these recordings are sure to be informative and helpful. You will have the opportunity to hear from different individuals from across the wider landscape who can help you on your journey from design to manufacture. If you’d like to follow up on anything from these webinars, contact KTN’s Manufacturing team.

Past webinars 

Adventure Stories March 

Three speakers from innovative manufacturing equipment, wearables and medical devices backgrounds talked about their inspiring journey’s navigating the design to manufacturing journey.  Speakers included start-up expert Angela Spang, Founder and Owner, June Medical; innovation and collaborative working specialist Paul Holt, Founder and Managing Director, Photocentric; and technology expert Phil Kunovski, Chief Technology Officer, KYMIRA. Click here to watch the webinar.

Adventure Stories April

The first of our speakers at this event is entrepreneur Gemma Pearce, MD of Loopwheels who will describe her journey from product development through to commercialisation. Other speakers will be announced shortly.  This webinar introduces 3 companies with product design engineering backgrounds who have taken game changing technologies into well-established markets on their journey from design to manufacture. Click here to watch the webinar.

Adventure Stories May

This webinar focuses on the design to manufacture journey for companies innovating in Future Mobility. Speakers included Jordan Marie Brompton from myenergi who carried out their design and manufacture in house and have taken the at home EV charging market by storm, Josh Cohen, Newlane helmets who really paid attention to customers to develop a highly desirable and innovative solution to a safety solution at a time when micro-mobility is rocketing and Sam Cockerill Libertine FPE who have a deep-tech hardware solution for integral parts of future engines. After a long time in development, things are really staring to heat up! Click here to watch the webinar.

Adventure Stories June

Fancy a tour of  Sony – UK Technology Centre‘s Raspberry Pi production line? Then join us for the June Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey Adventure Stories where Andrew Puntan from Sony showed us around the Pencoed site.

Andrew was also joined by Dave Henderson, Technical Lead for Flit, who have developed a lightweight folding ebike, the FLIT-16. Incredible to ride, fast to fold and light to carry. We were really excited to hear from Andrew Carr from Elvie, one of Wired’s ‘hottest start-ups’, and nominated as one of the 15 start-ups “To Watch” by The Sunday Times.  Elvie build extraordinary products that improve the health and lives of women everywhere and at all stages of life.

Watch the recording of this event here.

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