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21 Feb

Design for Success Liverpool City Region



Liverpool, Virtual Engineering Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, WA4 4AD
United Kingdom


Do you want to increase your market share in existing markets?

Do you want to access new markets?

Do you want to access new market segments?


Manufacturing leaders and design engineers are invited to attend a fully-funded workshop which will lay the foundations of a robust new product introduction and innovation strategy.

In an ever-evolving marketplace, defined by changing consumer needs, continuous emerging competition, as well as social, political and technological developments, undertaking Research and Development (R&D) is critical to ensure the business’ continuous growth and prosperity.

The Design for Success workshop series has been designed to provide manufacturing SMEs with the knowledge of one of the most widely implemented industry frameworks for managing new product innovation excellence, the Stage Gate Process.

The workshop which is delivered in partnership with the Virtual Engineering Centre, will also feature a tour of the Centre’s Virtual Reality and Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratories.


Why should I attend?

  • To understand the need to invest in R&D
  • To learn the fundamental steps of the Stage Gate Process framework
  • To gain an understanding of common pitfalls in New Product Development and Introduction
  • To learn how to secure and maximise the value of your intellectual property
  • To learn how digital engineering technologies can support product design


Who should attend?

Manufacturing Leaders and Business Owners

R&D Managers

Design Engineers and Assembly Operators

*Please note the event is exclusively for SME manufacturing businesses. Non-manufacturers will not be permitted to attend.



08:00 Registration, Networking and Breakfast

08:30 New Product Introduction & Innovation – The Stage Gate Process

09:15 IP, Patents and Trademarks: Secure your new product and maximise the value of your intellectual property – Dr. Chris McDonald, Partner, Wilson Gunn

09:35 Workshop – Roundtable discussions

10:00 Introduction to the Manufacturing Growth Fund and support available

10:10 Revolutionising product design with digital engineering: A case study approach – Andrew Borland, Commercialisation Manager, Virtual Engineering Centre

10:30 Virtual Engineering Centre Laboratory tours

11:15 Event Close






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