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Design Council

Helps Britain use design to build a stronger economy and improve everyday life. Design Council is close to MAIM’s heart as it places design at the heart of growth and renewal.

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Design Museum

Originally established by Sir Terence Conran 22 years ago, the Design Museum takes pride in showcasing best design talents in the world. It has so far welcomed 5 million visitors staging over 100 exhibitions.

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Elmwood

A brand design agency on a mission to becoming world’s most effective brand design consultancy. Colin Burns has spent time with MAIM discussing Elmwood’s vision of the future and their perspective on current industry dynamics.

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Ideo

Lydia Howland, Head of Human Factors at this world-renowned design and innovation consultancy joined us to speak about different factors that contribute to understanding users for innovative design outcomes. 

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Procter & Gamble

P&G is a global innovation leader – surpassing its competitors and constantly renewing its internal efforts in a drive towards a better world. Professor Roy Sandbach, B.Sc., Ph.D., Research Fellow at P&G works with MAIM to incite conversation about open innovation, brand strategies, and disruptive innovation in FMCG and beyond.

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Precipice

Precipice design and innovation consultancy pride themselves on having mastered understanding meaning – deep underlying, unspoken of meaning. Chief Meaning Officer Diane Fox-Hill works with MAIM to talk about semiotics, ethnomethodology, and discursive analysis – all in the context of designing products with resonance and meaning.

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Seymourpowell

Simon Rucker, Head of Strategy lectures on the nature of combining left and right brain thinking to push innovation, and discusses the expanded role consultancy can have in strategic innovation opportunities. 

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Tin Horse

Tin Horse’s Peter Booth has been a guest speaker for the MA Innovation Management Insight Exchange series, debating with other professionals over the future of Innovation.

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UK Sport

UK Sport has partnered with students on MA Innovation Management in the spirit of Social Innovation, tasking MAIM students with the development of sustainable sport equipment aimed at empowering youth in rural and urban Ghana throughout 2010-2011.

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?WhatIf!

A consulting agency that delivers new products, services, brands, business models to its Clients, while constantly building their internal innovation capabilities – ?WhatIf! prides itself in having a cumulative power of 19 years of innovation experience between its team members.

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ARUP

Engineering and planning consultancy ARUP works to shape a better world. ARUP’s Senior Security and Risk Consultant Anders Groenli works with MAIM to discuss the innovative opportunities in understanding risk.

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Transport for London

From trains to bicycle lanes, Transport for London’s presence and evolution continues to push user-driven innovation. TFL’s Head of Product Design Paul Marchant lectures with MAIM to discuss finding innovative opportunities in one of the busiest cities in the world.

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Collaborative Arts Network

Collaborative Arts Network (CAN) is a self-funded, grassroots venture generator. Their framework is a hybrid structure that represents a simple mission: to empower people in bringing opportunity upon each other through CAN. CAN operates primarily as an incubator; as such they provide a secure inspirational space for projects to be born and occasionally they invest seed capital, to help their members develop and launch their projects. Their ethos of collaboration is directed at penetrating and affecting growth of new business, retaining capital, and knowledge. CAN has partnered with MAIM to bring to life a series of beautifully shot films used for 2012 MAIM Degree Show promotion.

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Innovation Leadership Forum

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think Tank dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance. It does so through a number of different avenues such as a Networking Group, a series of MasterClasses, Advisory Services, Workshops, Presentations, Public Speaking, Facilitated, Innovation Assessment. The ILF was set up by Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004, allowing her to pursue her longstanding passion for understanding and enabling innovation, a field in which she has worked independently since 1992.

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