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About this Event 

New product development (NPD) is the process of taking a product or service from conception to market. The process sets out a series of stages that new products typically go through, beginning with ideation and concept generation, strategic analysis, product design and ending with the product's introduction to the market.  This event seeks to explore the often overlooked design stage and the various methodologies involved.
This event is a fantastic opportunity for companies across Northern Ireland to gain insights into the design process from experts within the field of industrial, user- centred and people centred design.
This event is designed to be a gathering of SME Businesses, Stakeholders and Design Experts from across the industry, aimed at allowing businesses to:
- Share existing experiences within the area of NPD and design;
- Connect with experts and collaborators within the field;
- Gain powerful insights from industry experts; and,
- Learn more about funding opportunities.
This is a free event funded by Connected NI through the Department for the Economy, a light breakfast will also be included.

8:30AM to 9AM: Networking breakfast
9AM – 9:15AM: Michael Johnston, Innovation Executive at Invest Northern Ireland
9:15AM – 9:30AM: Gavin Gribben, Designer at Urban Scale Interventions
9:15 - 9:30AM: Karishma Kusurkar, Multidisciplinary Designer   & Co-Founder Belfast Design Week
9:30-9:45AM: Philip McIntosh, Inventor & CEO Jumpack
9:45 – 10AM: Richard Seabrooke, Co-Founder at The Tenth Man
10AM – 10:15AM: Damian McElroy, Lecturer in Product Design and Engineering at Belfast Met
10:15-10:30AM: Nikita Brijpaul, Business Development Executive at Belfast Met
10:30 – 11AM: Networking