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Workshop Opportunities for Designers, Inventors and Makers in Notts

25 February 18 words: LeftLion

If you’ve got a creative mind, fancy yourself a designer, inventor or maker and you’re currently living in Nottingham or Derby, we’ve got some cracking news for you...

Credit: Dana Church

Nottingham Trent University are opening their Design Innovation Hub to professional designers and makers of all kinds to come along and get stuck in to some free workshops. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and part of NTU’s Enabling Innovation programme, the sessions are perfect for folk who are well up for doing something innovative with their business, or want to learn new skills.

Introduction to Laser Cutting
Thursday 29 March, 12pm
Led by Design Innovation Advisor, Cara Roberts, the session will give you an insight to the endless possibilities that come with laser cutting. In the first half of the workshop, Cara will show you how to turn your ideas into a suitable file for laser cutting, then you’ll learn how to use the machine, and see it working in all its glory.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday 12 April, 12pm

Have your brain matter filled with valuable information about the 3D printer. Get wise to both the potential and limitations of 3D printing on a budget, with a workshop delivered by Dana Church; who has years of industry experience in design and manufacturing.

Introduction to Packaging Design
Wednesday 18 April, 9am
Got all the gear but no idea what to put it in? Fret no more. Industry experts will help you work out how to bring your packaging ideas to life, or get you thinking about what packaging designs would work for you and your business.

Intellectual Property for Designers and Makers
Wednesday 6 June, 9am
Find out everything you need to know about owning your creative ideas with this one. Led by academic staff and practising patent attorneys – oo-er – you’ll learn all you’ll need to know about identifying, utilising and protecting your IP, plus, you’ll be able to ask all them niggly questions, too.

Wanna know more? Get in touch with Simon Arnold at [email protected], or visit the website.

The Design Innovation hub is located in The College of Art, Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University.

Enabling Innovation Nottingham Trent University website

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