The Innovation Workshops, give you the tools you need to successfully take your idea to market. Learn about prototyping, crowd-funding, IP, manufacturing, sales and distribution from the experts. If you have an idea but aren’t sure how to take it forward then make sure you book now book now as spaces are limited!  We keep these events small so you have plenty of opportunity to meet the speakers and other delegates. The event will include seminars, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and refreshments.

We have partnered with Trevor Baylis Brands to bring you this event.  The name is synonymous with innovation and they have 30 years of experience with helping entrepreneurs and inventors.



DATE: 17th January 2019

TIME: 6.00pm to 9.15pm

LOCATION: Kilburn & Strode LLP

Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8NL




6.00pm – Phil Staunton
Welcome/Commercial Success


6.30pm – Tom Hamer
IP/ Trademarks/Patents


7.00pm – Nik Venois


7.30pm – Q&A’S
Ask the Experts


8.00pm – Interval

Short break/Refreshments


8.15pm – Nick Christie

Sales /Distribution


8.4pm – Barry Freeder
Guest Speaker – Couch Coaster


9.15pm – Carriages



To book tickets to our exclusive workshop simply click the button below and we will be in touch within 24 hours with further details and to take payment.

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How to fund an idea – D2M Guide to Funding

D2M Innovation has helped many clients achieve funding for their design concepts from a range of sources. We have pitched alongside clients to angel investors, secured government grants and worked with partner companies on patent box and R&D tax relief. All these funding routes have particular nuances: this document is designed to inform you of the best funding opportunities currently available and help you to avoid the traps some clients have previously fallen into.

Our team of product developers have put together a comprehensive FREE guide to funding handbook for entrepreneurs that cover a vast array of topics including:

  • Government Funding
  • SEIS
  • Smart Grant
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Regional Funding Opportunities
  • Buisiness West/Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce
  • Welsh European Funding Office
  • Development Bank of Wales
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Approaching Investors
  • Crowd Funding
  • Research and Development
  • VAT

And much more ….

This Ebook is a must read for all entrepreneurs that are looking for ways to fund a new idea.

Download the FREE Ebook today – Click here

Guide To Manufacturing A New Product


Download the FREE Ebook today – Click here

D2M are one of the UK’s leading Product designers and over the years have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in product design and manufacturing.  The team at D2M have put together a complete guide on how to manufacturer a new product overseas or at home.

This is where your product really comes to life! It can be exciting, daunting, frustrating and infuriating all in one day. But with a cool head and some expert guidance your product will be manufactured correctly and you’ll be one big step closer to profiting from your idea.

You are not the first entrepreneur following this path. You will probably make some mistakes during this process. Learn from these, be reactive and don’t give-up! Depending on the type of product you may have to produce your goods in a foreign country to get a more competitive price. Duty rates, shipping costs cultural issues and communication all become challenges to overcome.

You will need organisation and patience. Your product has never been so close to the market. But prepare yourself to have to a few hiccups along the way!

The guide identifies 18 main stages of work from investigating compliance to the delivery of the product to the buyer that you are likely to progress through.

  • 01- Compliances
  • 02 – CAD for Manufacture
  • 03 – Manufacture SPEC
  • 04 – Production Quotation
  • 05 – CAD + SPEC up-date
  • 06 -a- Supply contract with Factory – Contract for tooling
  • 07 – Tooling
  • 08 – Sample
  • 09 – CAD/SPEC up-date
  • 10 – Testing (SGS)
  • 11 – Sample 2
  • 12 – CAD/SPEC up-date
  • 13 – Sample 3
  • 14 – CAD/SPEC up-date
  • 15 – Purchase Order
  • 16 – Production Sample
  • 17 – Production
  • 18 – Logistic 5/6 weeks

This Ebook is a must read for all entrepreneurs that are considering the design and manufacturer of a new product.

Download the FREE Ebook today – Click here


The Innovator’s Workshop. November 30th 2017

The Innovator’s Workshop gives you the tools you need to successfully take your idea to market.  Learn about prototyping, crowd-funding, IP, manufacturing and sales and distribution from the experts.  If you have an idea but aren’t sure how to go forward then make sure you book now as spaces are limited!  We keep these events small so you have plenty of opportunity to meet the speakers and other delegates.

This time we’re at the British Library in London at the Knowledge Centre.  We’ve moved it to an evening so you won’t even have to take time off work to pursue your dream and we’ve gathered a great line-up of expert speakers to share their knowledge and expertise with you.  The event will include seminars, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and refreshments.

Knowledge Centre British Library hosting the Innovator's Workshop

We are passionate about ensuring that your journey is a success; preventing you from falling into the many pitfalls that can stop your idea from becoming a reality and giving you a realistic understanding of the path ahead.  You can find out more about the event by clicking HERE.

We’ve partnered with Trevor Baylis Brands to bring you this event.  The name is synonymous with innovation and they have 30 years of experience with helping entrepreneurs and inventors. Can’t make this one? Be notified about future workshops in 2018 by clicking HERE.

Not so Poorly Made in China

Expert Panel Announced

Thinking of developing a new idea? Don’t know where to start? This is the perfect innovation event for you!


David Bunting is Chief Executive of Trevor Baylis Brands plc, a company that provides a variety of services for Inventors predominantly around IP. David is an Engineer, Fellow of the IET and a European Chartered Engineer. He has over forty years’ experience in senior positions in industry working with such companies as GEC, EDS, and France Telecom. His experience includes High-technology Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, and Finance.

David’s Seminar – Developing an idea is an extensive and involved process and it is always best to fully assess a concept before you proceed with designing, prototyping and patenting your concept. This seminar will take you through how David evaluates concepts in the early stages drawing on his vast knowledge of supporting thousands of inventors over many years.


Russ Cohen has lived in South East Asia since 2000, working in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Logistics for Raw Material Supply businesses and Brands such as Maclaren and Crumpler. He currently heads up Manufacturing Services Agency providing support for small to medium size businesses for manufacturing in Greater China and South East Asia.

Russ’s Seminar – Sourcing a good manufacturer that can produce excellent quality products in China is highly possible, I’ve been doing it for many years!, but you do need to be careful, plan your project well and set out from the beginning with a considered and deliberate approach. In this seminar I will share some of the top tips I have picked up over the last twenty years and also divulge insider knowledge to inform your journey and improve your chances of success.


Edward Thien is a European and UK Patent Attorney. He has handled patent applications in a wide variety of technological areas including medical devices, mass spectrometry, automotive, printers, projectors, semiconductors and materials. Edward also has experience in advising clients on freedom to operate issues; defending patents from opposition at the European Patent Office and advising on registered design protection.

Edward’s Seminar – The five W’s of intellectual property- an opportunity to learn from real-life business case studies which could apply to your own situation. Hear about the value of protecting your ideas; how to go about protecting them successfully and how protecting your ideas can actually make money rather than cost you money.


Nick Christie has 20 years’ worth of experience of selling innovative products into both the UK and international retail markets including high street names such as Tesco, ASDA-Walmart, WH Smith, Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Toys R Us, Halfords, Wilkinson and Morrisons. Nick’s vast sales and marketing experience also expands to successfully selling through TV shopping channels, online retailers, in gift catalogues/mail order and also onboard airlines. His agency, Jump7, support numerous product brands to market and sell their product in the UK and internationally.

Nick’s Seminar – Discover how to move from product manufacture to selling your products to the retail market and maximising sell through to consumers. Topics include: Pricing products correct; choosing which retail channels to target; how distributors work; social media, PR and Trade shows and selling on Amazon.


Phil Staunton has over 10 years experience of supporting start-up businesses and SMEs develop and launch innovative, new products onto the market. Phil now specialises in strategic planning of product development to minimise risk and therefore maximise the chances of success. Phil was a key part of the journey of Omnio from initial sketch to established business being valued at over £2 million with product sold globally and multiple business and innovation awards.

Phil’s Seminar – Explore the various options available to entrepreneurs trying to fund the process of taking an idea to market. Topics will include: grant funding; pitching to investors; creating an investment case and an overview of other funding opportunities.


Richard Chapman graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 with first class honours in Product Design. He was shortlisted for the Design Council’s Future Pioneer Award at the annual New Designers show in London. As one of the core team at D2M, Richard has worked on multiple design projects with entrepreneurs from camera equipment to in-ear speakers and even a baby buggy.

Richard’s Seminar – Drawing on his own experience of launching Mesto (an innovative kitchen product) Richard will explain crowdfunding from start through to fully funded on Kickstarter. Understand the different platforms available, how it works, what doesn’t work and what are the key essentials to successfully raising the money that you need to manufacture your product.


Spaces are limited for this one of a kind event so please book soon to avoid disappointment:

For further information email Morna:

From Patent to Profit

innovation event

Have an awesome idea in mind? Don’t know where to start? This event will introduce you to the leaders of innovation who want to teach you the entire process, from start to finish!

Innovation Masterclass – A mandatory, day-long seminar welcoming entrepreneurs and inventors of all kinds. Sit in front of a panel of industry experts as they deliver priceless wisdom and extensive knowledge on what it takes to turn an idea into a patented, prototyped and eventually manufactured product. Take this opportunity to learn from the people who have been doing this, successfully, for decades! You will have the chance to ask any questions and network with other like-minded individuals who are looking to accomplish the same goals that you are!

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: MSE Meeting Room, 103a Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG

Seminar Program:

  • How do assess if my idea is viable? Delivered by David Bunting of Trevor Baylis Brands.
  • How do I patent or protect my idea? Delivered by Ed Thien of Wynne Jones
  • Can I manufacture my idea successfully in China? Delivered by Russ Cohen of Manufacturing Services Agency.
  • How do I make money from my idea? Delivered by Nick Christie of Jump7.
  • Can I get funding for developing my idea? Delivered by Phil Staunton MD of D2M
  • What is crowd-funding and can I use it to fund my idea? Delivered by Richard Chapman of D2M Innovation.

This event is all-inclusive. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a lunch buffet will be provided on site. You will also receive a pack with a summary of each seminar and additional information that will help you launch your idea and get you on the pathway to success.

This event is run in combination with Trevor Baylis Brands, Manufacturing Services Agency & Wynne Jones IP to provide a full range of expertise needed to launch a new product idea.

Approximate Timings:

  • 09.30 Tea/coffee for early arrivals
  • 10.00 Seminar program starts
  • 11.15 Tea/coffee break
  • 13.00 Healthy buffet lunch and networking
  • 15.00 Tea/coffee
  • 16.00 Seminar program ends

Price: £159 per delegate.

Spaces are limited. Book soon, tickets are selling fast!

For further information email Morna:

Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

Innovation Design Award

D2M awarded GOLD in European Design Awards