Event: Types of innovation & building a successful design strategy

Innovation event: Simple Design Works is presenting a workshop with the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security in the new Cyber Quarter on Wednesday 14 June. The session is aimed at business owners and people responsible for design, innovation, culture or manufacturing.

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The different types of innovation and building a commercially successful design strategy

Our Founder, Kristo Shivachev, will be presenting at a workshop hosted by the Cyber Quarter on Wednesday 14 June. The workshop and networking event is aimed at businesses looking to improve their innovation and design thinking, and the processes and culture surrounding it.

Kristo will focus on the different types of innovation that could help fund and develop your business offering. He’ll also be sharing on why it’s necessary to understand the barriers to innovation, tips to advance improvements and how to create a culture of innovation in your business.

Whether you already design products in-house or use an external resource, expect this workshop to deliver practical advice, and case studies that will evolve your design thinking.

Kristo Shivachev (Founder of product design agency, Simple Design Works) reads Wired magazine in the design studio

About Kristo

Kristo is founder of Simple Design Works who specialise in design strategy and human-centred design for entrepreneurial businesses.

Kristo is a highly experienced design engineer leading a multi-skilled team of researchers, industrial designers, product designers and engineers.  Together they have a proven methodology to reduce the risks associated with launching new products.

  • Extensive experience in the medical, defence, automotive, consumer goods, and sports and leisure industries.
  • Proven track record of delivering award-winning design for clients.
  • Significant knowledge of manufacturing processes and an extensive network of UK manufacturers.

About the Cyber Quarter

The Cyber Quarter includes the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security which is a trail-blazing project backed by the expert academic team from the University of Wolverhampton’s Cyber Research Institute. It supports businesses of all sizes to develop their skill set and lead in cyber security testing, research and development. It aims to:

  • Be a world leading facility and global leader in cyber security innovation for businesses to test their smart technology and infrastructure.
  • Share best practice through international collaboration and partnerships.
  • Support the commercial potential of newly developed cyber innovations with the latest product and process development.

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