Service and platform design in a meta theme world
In partnership with the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
Design engineers are problem solvers who bridge the gap between traditional engineering and design to create innovative solutions to modern challenges, from improving passenger comfort on commercial airlines to designing next-generation sports prostheses. It’s a highly creative discipline that draws on knowledge of manufacturing techniques, product development, technical design and rapid prototyping to bring new innovations to market, and to improve existing products and the processes used for making them.
Join us for an afternoon to find out about the latest research from the Dyson School of Design Engineering and discuss the implications of engineering design for your business. You will hear about human centred design, user co-design processes, human data interaction, as well novel, divergent robotic systems and audio experience design.
15:30 – Arrival and refreshments
15:45 – The future of the Dyson School of Engineering – Professor Peter Childs
16:00 – Academics presentations
17:00 – Q&A
17:30 – Startup pitches
Startups and projects
Abnormal Design offers algorithmic design services for product design, engineering and the arts. Their approach is specifically suitable for additive manufacturing and is widely applicable to products ranging from fashion to fuselages. By combining coding with 3D modelling, their algorithms can generate highly complex forms which enable light weighting, mass customization, simulation based designs and much more.
Aeropowder is a startup creating novel materials from surplus feathers. Their aim is to create useful materials from waste that exists in society and has a mission to ensure that the future is built upon more sustainable foundations.
BladeBug Limited is a UK start-up SME developing a robotic crawler for detailed inspection, maintenance and repair of wind turbine blades. The crawler will be capable of navigating on the surface of and straddling the leading edges of wind turbine blades and will deliver visual and ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection payloads, as well as tooling to enable it to perform work as part of blade repairs.
Future Music are are a team of three Design Engineers using transducer technology to turn any object into a sound source and create a new set of audio experiences for the future. Our aim is to achieve this through intelligent, interconnected devices that can be distributed in the environment to create an immersive sound landscape and enhance social engagement with music.
The event will be followed by a reception from 18:00 – 20:00 celebrating the enterprising activity at the College.