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Prof. Langley joins medical device design team

With an increasing number of medical devices patented each year, we’ve set up a specialist medical devices product design team to ensure that the UK’s future inventors have the best chance of success.

Packaging design to show the unboxing experience by Simple Design Works for the consumer product Montre Parfait
Powerful packaging design for ultimate unboxing

Viewing packaging as just product protection is a costly mistake. We explain how powerful packaging design creates connection, exclusivity, and positions your product as a market leader.

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Design podcast inspiration

Last year podcast listening reached a staggering 15.6 million listeners and we must admit, we’re hooked! So we spoke to the team who shared their favourite ‘essential listening’ podcasts.

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Inspirational product design websites

Sometimes creativity needs a helping hand. If you’re stuck in a rut, our list of inspirational product design-focused sites will help you get the creative juices flowing again.

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Certified product design consultants

Product design consultants, Simple Design Works, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification that demonstrates both sustained competency and consistency in every aspect of their business .

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Registering your grand design

There’s lots of advice online about how to protect your registered design, but should you do it yourself or employ a legal specialist? We spoke with Barker Brettell for advice on how to register a great design.

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Crowdfunding: What is it?

Crowdfunding is a great way to achieve funding for your product development without having to go to the bank. With a growth in profile and popularity, we look at how crowdfunding works.

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Reasons to file a GB & EP application

The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world so if it’s a target market for you, we explain why filing both a GB EP application at the same time may be beneficial.

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The ideal process from concept to market

What measures can entrepreneurs take to minimise risk and maximise profit? Kristo discusses the ideal approach from product concept to market launch with Patent Attorney, Neil Kilpatrick.