Design Council Spark is a product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. Applicants get the chance to win a place on their 20 week bespoke support programme, as well as up to £65,000 investment to help bring their physical product prototype or idea to market.
Spark finalists have the opportunity to participate in a 20 week accelerator programme which includes investment, access to the Spark mentor network and bespoke support.
The finalists take part in a pitch to investors and buyers for additional funding and development opportunities. They will also take part in a public showcase during the London Design Festival. Three of the newly launched ventures will receive investment from the Design Council Spark fund.
Participants are mentored by a specially selected panel of experts who are drawn from the worlds of product development, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, branding, and IP - all the essential skills required to make product ideas and prototypes a reality.
The Design Council are looking for brilliant individuals or teams with revolutionary products or products in development.