Introducing - Impacting Business by Design (IBbD)

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Design and innovation support for SME's with great ideas

Impacting Business by Design is a £4.65 million programme, funded by Research England, that offers SME’s the opportunity to develop new and innovative products with a design-focused university.

De Montfort University has joined forces with Nottingham Trent University and Brunel University to create a specialist programme known as Impacting Business by Design (IBbD) – working with SME’s in England to develop and commercialise new product ideas and innovations.

Enhancing knowledge exchange within your organisation

When your organisation is working with Impacting Business by Design we create a partnership. It's about more than the design and development of your product but how we can embed design and innovation within your company to improve its growth potential. Our team is passionate about design and we hope after our collaboration you will be too!

The support for your design innovation projects and capability-development is only possible because of the Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) Grant from Research England. It aims to improve the knowledge exchange capabilities between academia and industry to improve the country's industrial competitiveness. IBbD hopes to aid in this knowledge exchange by embedding expertise from academia to industry for the purpose of successful product commercialisation.


The support from our team could change your project

IBbD’s team of designers work closely with you to understand your new product development requirements, how we can embed design thinking into your organisation, help you to develop a working prototype and both network and signpost you to additional business support to help your business grow.

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