ICT Chiasma 2014 – Beyond Mobile

5 - 7 February 2014

Design in Action have established interactive innovation events, called Chiasma, to engage with business opportunities identified through the university research base. Industry, designers, and academics work together to build new thinking around complex problems (pre-identified by both industry and researchers). The generated Chiasma ideas are therefore embedded into this context providing transformative market-ready solutions. IP generated from this process will be offered through a commercial agreement, initially to Chiasma participants, against a business plan for its commercialisation. Funding of up to £20,000 per project will be available to develop the solution into a near-to-market product.


Date: 5pm, Wed 5th February 2014 – 5pm, Fri 7th February 2014

Location/Accommodation:  Salisbury Green Hotel, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Cost: 2.5 days committed engagement (food / accommodation provided)

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Friday 29th November 2013

The aim of this Chiasma is to generate new ideas for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Successful applicants will form teams within the Chiasma and develop a dynamic pitch of their idea to an expert panel. Teams will constantly evolve their ideas and a final pitch will enable the resultant IP to be captured and considered for funding and development.

Design in Action has allocated up to £20,000 (per idea) and a range of support services to prototype ideas arising from the Chiasma process. These prototypes, generated through transformative design methods, will support the Scottish ICT sector and beyond. See the ‘Business Opportunity’ section of the Call for Participants/Terms of Engagement document for more details.

The Chiasma is an invaluable introduction to innovative design working methods that participants can apply to their own work or practice. It is a unique and exciting mode of continuous professional development. The Chiasma also offers a valuable networking opportunity that provides space for deep relationship building with fellow attendees.

This Chiasma is now closed. If you have any questions related to this Chiasma, please contact us.