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Frameworks: “New Product Development - designing a model approach for success”
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GMT)
Belfast, United Kingdom
by The Design Factor
We believe that New Product Development planning is key to commercial success of any future venture in manufacturing.
The strategic approach for NPD provides real success for companies that we have worked with in Ireland, Europe and America over the last 20 years.
To minimise the risk of any NPD we are always keen to define :-
· Structured approaches for the overall process
· A full understanding and assessment of the balance of risk against reward
· Providing the design team with the tools they will need
· To manage the project in a structured and well managed way.
In this workshop, we will illustrate a series of differing structures that are fundamental to minimising the risk and maximising the reward of any NPD.
These, together with exemplar case histories of local company successes, will provide you with a view of the tools that you will need to allow you to define your own structures for designing a NPD process suitable for your own requirements and future plans.
The seminar will be led by William Lee from The Design Factor.
John Knapton, Crescent Capital
Who should attend:
Entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs and businesses in the start-up phase.
Date: Tuesday 1st November 2011
Time: 08.00am – 08.30am Registration
08.30am – 09.40am Programme
09.40am – 10.00am Q&A
Location: Northern Ireland Science Park, Queens Island, Belfast
Cost: Free of charge
Contact: Meagan Blanton, Programme Manager
Tel: 028 9073 7806 Email: email@example.com
Note: Breakfast will be provided for participants
Parking: Secured parking is available at 8am
About the speakers
Very much a designer first, William has been practicing since 1980 and is directly involved in a range of innovative and prestigious products for clients within the EU and US.
He moved to Belfast in 1991 and established The Design Factor creating the multi-disciplinary design consultancy, for both local and international companies, that we see today.
John is a Chartered Director with over 25 years experience in business development and international sales and marketing. His wide experience ranges from building companies from the ground up, to driving growth within multi-national PLCs. Locally, John has worked at board level with such companies as Audio Processing Technology Ltd and Andor Technology PLC and globally with such industry leaders as Wearnes Corporation in Singapore and Roper Industries in the USA. A long time member of the IEEE and an active member of the IoD, John chairs the Professional Development Committee in NI and is a regional CDir Ambassador. He also has degrees in Marketing and Engineering and an ILM level 7 diploma in executive coaching & mentoring. John is currently a director at Biznet Solutions and Axis Three.
About NISP’s Frameworks Entrepreneur Workshops
NISP offers ongoing educational opportunities for entrepreneurs building and growing innovative hitech, biotech or cleantech companies and offers member companies the opportunity to provide expert content to a responsive, interactive audience.
Many of today’s business founders and future entrepreneurs have scientific and technical backgrounds but have had limited experience in industry, so they often lack exposure to critical information which is essential to leading a start-up. To fill this gap, NISP offers Frameworks Entrepreneur Workshops to provide these bright leaders with the vocabulary, foundations and framework around which they can build awareness of the many disciplines they will oversee as “C” level managers”
When & Where
NISP CONNECT is an independent, non-profit organisation that supports the development of innovative technologies and early stage companies through a series of educational seminars, mentorship programmes, capital competitions, and public policy advocacy. The programmes are driven by the findings of the Northern Ireland Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) and are guided by the pro bono contributions of experienced entrepreneurs and executives.
NISP CONNECT accelerates the growth of knowledge-based companies by acting as an honest, neutral broker and aims to catalyse the commercialisation of world-class research and intellectual property. A joint effort between the Northern Ireland’s academic research base, the University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, AFBI (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), and Northern Ireland’s private sector, the CONNECT programmes are designed to facilitate a culture of collaboration between the region’s highest quality science and technology entrepreneurs, research institutions, professional services providers and investors.