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Spark: Design Council

The launch of Design Council Spark – an exciting new product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions

General details

Design Council Spark is a new kind of product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. Apply now for a chance to win a place on the 20 week bespoke support program, as well as up to £65k investment to help bring your physical product prototype or idea to market.

Design Council Spark is a fund and accelerator that provides support and investment into product innovations which are primarily physical. They are looking for individuals/teams with revolutionary product ideas.

The not-for profit programme is unique. Participants donate 5% of future sales revenue back into the fund, fuelling a movement of revolutionary products for the UK and beyond. The call for entries will last from 20 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.

Timeline of Design Council social activity

  • 20 November: Spark has launched
  • From 21 November: Apply for Spark
  • From 4 December:  ‘All we want for Christmas: 12 Days of inspiring product design…’
  • From 5 January: Only 1 month left to apply for Spark
  • From 12 January: Advice for budding product designers
  • From 26 January: Final call for entries

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