Funding for New Product Development

Is your business looking to develop new products for the renewable energy sector?

LCR Future Energy will help SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to maximise their share of renewable energy sales, which are set to grow by 60% over the next 5 years

www.lcrfutureenergy.com

Walk in the Dark – Charity Walk

Iain took part in the ‘Walk in the dark 2017’ charity walk on the 29th of April, walking 11 miles from Chorley to Preston Hospital, as part of the Rosemere Cancer centres 20th Anniversary fundraising appeal. If anyone is feeling generous and would still like to donate to this fantastic cause, please do so by CLICKING THIS LINK.

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Design Studio Update

Amazing! A quarter of the year has gone already! A busy start to 2017 at 4D Products has seen a range of exciting new projects start within the 4D Design Studio.

We are excited to be working with Invertek Drives to supply development services on a range of their industrial electronics enclosures. Invertek Drives is a global manufacturer of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs / AC Drives) for energy efficient control of variable speed electric motors.

Our long term relationship with Sentinel Performance Solutions has seen us develop several new products recently; some are new and improved versions of existing products, some carving out completely new product sectors.

4D Product in the news

Great to see the Sabre X17 tattoo machine featured in this months ‘Visual Design Guide’ section of Develop 3D.

What a fantastic product!

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4D to advise the PM?

Prime Minister Theresa May and the members of her Cabinet chose Sci Tech Daresbury as the location for her first regional Cabinet meeting, which took place at the Campus Technology Hub, and for the launch of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy green paper. The strategy includes plans for investment into research and innovation, development of technical skills in science, technology, engineering, maths and digital proficiency, and supporting businesses and entrepreneurs as they start and grow.

A delegation from 4D Products was spotted in the vicinity. One source suggested they May have been advising the government on Product Design and Innovation. A member of the 4D design team commented “No comment”.

4D Product on BBC News

It was fantastic to see one of our products, Aquaplane, featured on the BBC News recently.

Aquaplanes innovative design has allowed young swimmer with no arms to grow in confidence and ability. Amazing to see. Keep it up Ismail!

 

North West Product Designers

4D Products were proud to represent the North West Product Designer community at the recent CTH Innovation Showcase event.

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4D Products beats the competition on The Gadget Show

It was fantastic to see the 4D Products designed Football Flick URBAN being reviewed on Channel 5’s Gadget Show. The innovative football skills training product was pitted against the Adidas miCoach smart football and the Gorge Altitude Training Mask. The shows football enthusiast / product tester chose the URBAN as winner in the three way test.


 

 

Grant Funding – Warrington & Cheshire based SMEs

The Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are offering grants towards consultancy services…

“Grants between £1,000 and £6,000 are available to Cheshire & Warrington SME businesses to support business investment and expansion. The grant can make up to a 40% cost contribution towards the cost of services such as expert advice, coaching or consultancy across a wide spectrum of business disciplines.

Grants are discretionary and funded by the European Regional Development Fund.”

Please visit http://candwgrowthhub.co.uk/grants/ for full details and T&Cs

4D to exhibit at Innovation Showcase event

4D Products is delighted to be exhibiting some of our design work at the upcoming Campus Technology Hub Innovation Showcase event, so why not come along and say hello?

“The Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is opening it’s doors to the business community, individuals and entrepreneurs who require valuable support to develop their technology business or product. By utilising additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to develop a successful prototype, CTH is the new route to commercial success.
This event is designed to help technology companies better understand the breadth of support available to them through collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council and partner organisations.”

TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER, DARESBURY LABORATORY, SCI-TECH DARESBURY, 10am – 2pm

Register to attend at www.cthshowcase.eventbrite.co.uk

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

TECHNOLOGY START-UPS, SME’S DEVELOPING A NEW TECHNOLOGY IDEA OR PRODUCT LINE ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS, ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES, UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN COLLABORATION

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