Spark Product Innovation Fund

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.  

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The Design Council are looking for brilliant individuals or teams with revolutionary products or products in development. 

For further information and to be kept in the loop about future programmes, please contact Morbhen Rattray, Project Manager for Spark. 

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