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We are a dynamic and responsive business development programme designed to help London's creative and digital companies collaborate, innovate and grow.

Cities Design Jam


Friday, 06 December 2013
09:00 - 21:00



  Professor Rachel Cooper OBE

Member of the Foresight Future of Cities Lead Expert Group

Non Executive Director of the Future Cities Catapult

  Dr Ian Campbell

Director of the School of Design Research at Loughborough University

Reader in Computer Aided Product Design


  Natasha Carolan (MakieLab)

MakieLab is the producer of future-smashing toy (Makies). These dolls are highly customizable, 3D printed, locally made, and game enabled. 



iMakr is the world the largest 3D  Printing store. Recently, iMakr and Selfridges joined forces to bring 3D printing to the high street.





Experts in a wide range of subjects including Urban Design, Open Design & Innovation, 3D Printing Technologies, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, User Centered Design, Social Innovation, Design Thinking, Business Development and Strategy will be available to help the teams.




Increase your turnover, profits and grow your business - discover the impact of leading edge design and 3D printing technologies.




London Fusion is looking into the future. Join us to learn more about how the latest 3D printing technology could revolutionise your business products and speed to market. Work with others who are exploring the same ideas. Benefit from experts in people-centred design.  How can your business ride the next wave of technology? How can digital and design businesses work together to ensure that your products and services are more instantly appealing to customers?



To find out more - come along to our fully funded interactive day organised by Imagination Lancaster.


Activities covered include:


  • Developing innovative products and services;
  • Discovering the value and fun of working in teams;
  • Learning the advantages  and benefits of people-centred design;
  • Learn more about 3D printing;
  • Access  to a 3D printer;
  • A chance to compete for  fast-track to Fusion Collaborative Awards ( up to the value of £10.000);
  • New thinking in how cities like London are changing and the opportunities for new local services and products.


The day will be a mixture of inspirational talks from businesses and leading thinkers in this field and competitive team work. Mentors will be there to help teams shape their ideas. At the end of the day, teams can pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts. The winning team will receive special access to experts to fast track them to London Fusion Collaborative Awards (up to the value of £10,000). 

Previous experience of design is not a requirement to participate in this exciting event. All aspects of the intellectual property of the work produced during the Cities Design Jam are owned by the team members that developed them. 

ImaginationLancaster is an open and exploratory design-led research lab at Lancaster University. We conduct applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions. We work with a variety of organisations to provide fresh perspectives on real-world issues and facilitate innovation.



ImaginationLancaster is organising three ‘Cities Design Jams’ in central London that will focus on diverse themes within cities.

Please note:

9:00 -18:00 Main event including lunch

18:00 - 21:00   Complementary dinner and networking 

London Fusion Collaborative Awards provides you with access to London finest universities and independent research organisations resources. The partners include Goldsmiths, King’s College London, Kingston University, Queen Mary University, The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama, Centre for Creative Collaboration (University of London) and the Tate.

If you are registering for this event, you are registering for the cities Design Jam that examines making in the city using 3D printing technologies.

You will be required to fill out an application form before the event.

This is an ERDF fully funded programme for eligible SMEs. For eligibility please visit:


For more information, please contact:

Noor Aldoy


Tel: 0207 976 3528

Organised by:


Have a look at how 3D printing is changing the world here

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