As well as an exciting array of design, business and tech speakers, we are delighted that this year’s Summit will also include a lively exhibition space, showcasing some of the best talent from Scottish design companies, support agencies, DiA Prize for Commercial Potential winners and even some of our Chiasma-funded businesses.

Please see below for information on just some of our exhibitors.


Design in Action

Design in Action is a Knowledge Exchange Hub funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We deliver innovation in Scottish businesses through design led knowledge exchange with academia and the strategic application of design principles.

This year, we will be displaying ‘Think Design’, a think piece written by our Steering Group Chair, Sebastian Conran as wells as our brand new project brochures.

IBM - Watson

Meet IBM Watson, a cognitive system that enables a new partnership between people and computers that enhances and scales human expertise. From hospitals to kitchens, Watson has clocked in to work and is already taking impressive strides across industries.



Established in 2005, Interface – The knowledge connection for business is a central hub connecting organisations from a wide variety of national and international industries to Scotland’s 23 higher education and research institutes.

Scotland’s business support landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years, and in response to the creation of Innovation Scotland, which aims to simplify businesses experience of working with academia while also encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, Interface can now provide a wider range of services for those businesses looking to access academic support.

The Last Solus - Jamie King

Jamie King is our most recent winner of the DiA Prize for Commercial Potential. A graduate of Abertay’s Game Design & Production Management course, he won the prize for his first person, atmospheric, psychological horror game set in an isolated and sea-washed Nifrin Lighthouse.

Programmed using the Unreal 4 Engine and using Maya to model all the objects within the game, Jamie’s main goal was to create a visually interesting but simultaneously eerie environment that keeps players on the edge of their seats. The final demo takes inspiration from modern independent American horror games whilst also being heavily influenced by Scottish and Celtic culture.

Glow - Eilidh Price

Eilidh, a Product Design graduate of DJCAD, won the 2014 Prize for Commercial Potential for ‘Glow’, a device that protects diabetic children from the danger of nocturnal ‘hypos’ by continually monitoring their blood sugar level.

Visit Eilidh’s stand to see ‘Glow’ in action.


Transfer at Alexanderplatz - Emma Cantlay

Emma was the 2014 Prize for Commercial Potential Winner from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She was unanimously selected by the judging panel for her collection ‘Transfer at Alexanderplatz’.

Heavily reminiscent of German underground travel, it was also influences by the map artist KP Brehmer with a final collection that is contemporary, wearable, functional, beautifully crafted, highly detailed and ready to go.



Headquartered in the small market town of Lanark, Scotland and established in 2004, Revo is a multi award-winning designer and manufacturer of high quality digital radio and audio streaming products. Revo products are sold in 20 countries worldwide.


Highlands & Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.

They are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. HIE’s purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.

Urban Farming Company

The Urban Farming Company is a social enterprise with a passion for innovation, the environment and food sovereignty. They apply the key principles of sustainable development to create balanced growing systems that protect natural ecosystems, support local communities, educates children and nourishes families.

Visit the stall and have a chat with company owner Jason Morenikeji.

Royal Society of Edinburgh

The RSA are an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland.  Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines – science & technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service.

Scottish Enterprise

Reflecting the core vision set out in the Government’s Economic Strategy, Scottish Enterprise want “Scotland to be an innovative, high wage and high productivity economy that competes in international markets and focuses on high value goods and services”. To achieve this, they want to ‘shift the dial’ in Scotland’s economic performance.

Speak to SE at the marketplace to find out how they can support design in your business through their Design Mentor support or newly launched By Design Vouchers.

AFWID - Baum

A Fox Wot I Drew (or AFWID) are our first DiA / Dare to be Digital Prize for Commercial Winners. They were successful with their highly-addictive 2D platform puzzle game Baum in which the player moves a drop of water across trees, branches and other foliage by using their finger to create gusts of wind.

Catch a sneak preview of the game before their official launch at this year’s Dare ProtoPlay in Dundee in August.


Conceived by Verity Walker and Alison Williams, scrAPPbook is a new web-based collaborative process, with app to follow, that enables any community, anywhere, to create a strong online identity.

scrAPPbooking is creative, fun and easy to use. Responding to a topic or question, the community will provide images, comments and sound, creating their own online scrapbook. Once completed, it can provide a fascinating insight into a community, a collation of views on a local issue, and could be a powerful communication tool.