Now in its fourth year, Spark has become a leading UK product innovation support programme and fund. The programme provides design expertise to help shape business opportunities and develop product innovations through an intensive 16-week process, which gives access to specialists across business, IP, investment, and marketing.
Programme: Design Council: Spark
Award: £15k & a share of up to £200k
Opens: 1st Jan 1970
Closes: 21st Nov 2017
Design Council Spark is looking to turn bright ideas into brilliant products to improve the lives of others in the following areas:
Funding of £15,000 is available to develop the product, and the opportunity to pitch for a share of up to £200,000 further funding to fast-track the product to market.
Up to 15 finalists are selected onto the 16-week programme, receiving one-to-one mentoring with specialists in a variety of fields as well as 5 core workshops led by a team of design experts. Finalists gain access to Design Council Spark network and extensive community of past alumni.
Once accepted onto the programme all finalists receive an initial sum of £15,000 to help develop their product, as well as the opportunity to pitch in front of an investment panel to gain further funding to fast-track their product into market.