Turning bright ideas into products and making ideas happen – is this a match made in heaven?
Crowdfunder are proud to announce that they are now one of the partners of Design Council Spark as they open up applications to the Design Council Spark 2018 programme at this evening’s event in London.
The programme offers a 16-week support and funding programme to those with a bright idea – ideas that are at a sketch, prototype or planning stage. Intended to help turn these ideas into commercially successful products, Spark offers the opportunity for those short-listed to connect with design industry experts and gain valuable insights into all things design.
Looking to turn bright ideas into brilliant products that
improve the lives of others is Spark’s goal, and a concept that Crowdfunder.co.uk has been proud to support and see emerge on our own platform in previous project owner’s design campaigns.
Halto – £11,055 • 220 supporters
Designed to fit on any halter-neck swimwear, The Halto is an innovative design product that aims to alleviate the pain and discomfort felt on the back of the neck by millions of women. By fitting discreetly onto the straps of any halter-neck bikini, The Halto provides a soft cushioning against the knot on the back of the neck.
Goldfinger Factory – £24,558 • 166 supporters
Goldfinger Factory tackles social problems and creates jobs by offering a team of local expert artisans, who would otherwise be struggling to make ends meet, the chance to access workshop facilities and retail space. The project caught the eye of iconic British designer Tom Dixon OBE, who got behind the idea by designing an exclusive product line to help them achieve their goals. The range saw a brilliant blend of art, design, craft and community but most importantly, it told a unique story as each piece was crafted by artisans and trainees from the local community.
The OX – £149,611 raised so far • 288 supporters
The world’s first flat-pack truck, designed to change lives through a revolution in all-terrain mobility. The vehicles required to deliver food, water and medicine to disadvantaged areas in Africa can be unreliable with uncertain availability, with the vehicle design also often being unsuited to local conditions. As a ‘flat-pack’ all terrain light truck, the OX (which is the brain child of Gordon Murray – designer of Formula One race cars and the McLaren F1 road car) will benefit people living in remote villages across Africa and other parts of the developing world.
By working together, Design Council Spark and Crowdfunder.co.uk can offer a welcoming network of validation, funding and support for your idea. Check back with us to see innovative design projects looking for support from the Crowd.