Clive Grinyer, Design Advocate and KTP awards judge, reflects on the crucial role of design in innovation
May 7, 2019
“Innovation excites us all. Finding the new ideas that transform processes, businesses and the way we live is our constant pursuit.
As a designer who has designed products, digital experiences and new services, I share that curiosity and belief that the world can and should be better. Recently getting to know and seeing the results of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have reminded me of that belief and passion.
As part of one of the judging panels for this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards – delivered by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for Innovate UK – it was exciting and satisfying to hear of such great success stories from the different partnerships. Companies both historic and start up, working across traditional processes and creating new platforms, changing direction to travel down new roads or simply doing what they always did, much better. The overriding narrative of academic excellence and forward-looking companies, keen to learn and innovate together is inspiring to us all.
More at https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/perspectives/clive-grinyer-design-advocate-and-ktp-awards-judge-reflects-on-the-crucial-role-of-design-in-innovation