Rise & Design

Design Network North's FREE monthly networking meeting at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead.

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Event History

Fri
15th
Feb
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Speakers include Christian Cerisola, Michael Pagan, Prof. Natalia Yannopoulou.
Fri
7th
Dec (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
20 slide business presentations, with 20 seconds per slide.
Fri
9th
Nov (2018)
9am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Presentations about exploring and implementing new processes at the interface of manufacturing and digital technology, with David Forrest, Mo Chowdury, and Chris Smith.
Fri
12th
Oct (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Proto Abbott's Hill, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead, NE8 3DF
A chance to understand and meet the people behind emerging technologies.
Fri
14th
Sep (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Speakers include Michael Owen, Bev Stephenson, Kate Dawson, George Clouston.
Thu
19th
Jul (2018)
9:30am - 12:30pm
FREE
location The Palace Hub, Redcar, TS10 3AE
A range of speakers explain how they put sustainability at the heart of what they do, including Stella Hall, Andrew Buchanan, and Sam Murray.
Fri
20th
Apr (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Speakers include: Sam Dixon, Mark Chambers, Liam Sherriff.
Fri
9th
Mar (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
location RTC North, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XB
Ian Farrar speaks with Shaun Oakes, CEO of iEvo.
Fri
9th
Feb (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
location Martel Instruments, Unit 9/Stanelaw Way/Tanfield Lea Ind Est South, Stanley DH9 9XG, Durham, DH9 9XG
Talks from Keith Walker and Paul Sutherland.
Fri
12th
Jan (2018)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Speakers include Jason Turner, Steve Caughey, and Alex Craig.
Fri
8th
Dec (2017)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
15 Pecha Kucha talks, presenting businesses in a concise, structured way.
Fri
10th
Nov (2017)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
Fri
10th
Mar (2017)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
location Xcel Centre, County Durham
Our speakers outline their love of scandinavian style, and how it has shaped their business.
Fri
10th
Feb (2017)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
Fri
9th
Dec (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
Fri
9th
Sep (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Explore some of the challenges designers face in creating products for subsea sector.
Fri
8th
Jul (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
The process of designing for sport, with discussion from local experts.
Fri
17th
Jun (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Speakers will introduce you to the world of clothing and textiles, and the thought that goes into every intricate detail of the clothes we all wear.
Fri
8th
Apr (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Internet of Things is no longer seen as a fad, or just a way to turn your heating on. It's being recognised as a system by which we will start to live our daily lives.
Fri
11th
Mar (2016)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
location Xcel Centre, Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park. Newton Aycliffe. DL5 6AP
Presentations from, and discussions with, companies in the automotive sector in the North East.
Fri
12th
Feb (2016)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Showcasing some of the new technologies and trends that are influencing the way websites look, feel and operate.
Fri
15th
Jan (2016)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Showcasing design stories behind these some health and medical products and technologies.
Fri
13th
Nov (2015)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Design Sprint is a five day process to go from nothing, to having a clearly defined and tested product concept, ready to take forward. Workshop with Nick Spencer.
Fri
9th
Oct (2015)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
This event, held jointly with VRTGO Labs, will showcase both the latest technology and a range of ways that businesses are using VR to create, understand and explore their world in new ways.
Fri
18th
Sep (2015)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
Fri
15th
May (2015)
8:30am - 11:30am
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
We all interact with devices on probably an hourly basis. We as users notice when the interfaces don’t work well, and its vital that as businesses, that the interfaces aimed at customers are designed to work effectively.
Fri
17th
Apr (2015)
8:30am - 12:30pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Pecha Kucha is a way of presenting your business in a 20x20 format.

Each speaker will get 20 seconds per slide and may only use 20 slides in total. Each presentation should go on for no longer than 7 minutes.
Fri
13th
Feb (2015)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
February's Rise & Design Meeting will look at design for childrens products and services. We are looking for speakers to discuss everything from fashion to product design, furniture, games and toys.
Fri
16th
Jan (2015)
8:30am - 12pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
A meeting about designing software. This will feature some design projects specialising in helping businesses manage clients and information in new ways.
Fri
14th
Mar (2014)
9am - 12:30pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Shaun Allan discusses 'virtual immersive and augmented reality environments' and Gavin Wood covers play. This event requires a free membership via their website.
Fri
19th
Jul (2013)
12:30pm - 4pm
£10
location River Escapes Boarding Point, Quayside, Newcastle
Requires membership. Spend an afternoon of networking aboard the River Boat Fortuna. Departing under the Millennium Bridge, the boat heads towards Tynemouth, before returning.
Fri
12th
Jul (2013)
9am - 12:30pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Requires membership. Each meeting has a specific theme and will feature presentations from experts in the field. This month it's "Customers - Finding them, keeping them."
Fri
14th
Jun (2013)
9am - 12:30pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
Requires membership. Each meeting has a specific theme and will feature presentations from experts in the field. Details TBA.
Fri
8th
Mar (2013)
8:30am - 1pm
FREE
venue Northern Design Centre Abbots Hill, Gateshead , NE8 3DF
A series of concise talks that mainly focus around their presenter's latest projects, but can be anything they love. Sign-up to either be an attendee, a presenter or an exhibitor.