Build, Run and Scale - Design Led Innovation

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Are you ready to join the thousands of Scottish businesses already using Design Thinking to innovate new products, services, and strategies...?

What it is 01

Design thinking is a creative approach to problem solving that is being adopted by world-leading companies of all sizes to drive innovation and improve customer experience. If you're looking to stay ahead of the curve and boost your business, this introductory Design Thinking programme is perfect for you.

Whether you're a business professional, owner or entrepreneur, our programme will provide you with the skills you need to drive change and make a real impact. With a focus on hands-on learning and practical application, you'll complete our programme ready to put your newfound knowledge into action.

Places are strictly limited to ensure the highest levels of one-to-one support. So if you're looking to develop your skills and keep up with the growing number of professionals already using Design Thinking, then register today.

Website Banner What youll gain

Drawing on the very best Design Thinking practices from around the world including D.School Potsdam, UK Design Council and V&A’s Design For Business programme, you’ll be part of Scotland’s first long format design-led innovation and enterprise programme. We will empower you and your business with world-leading innovation practices, carefully interlinked to help you learn and apply:

  • Empathy and human-centered design - Understanding your customers and their real needs to design solutions that truly serve their purpose.
  • Ideation and problem solving - Learn how to generate and refine ideas to solve complex problems.
  • Prototyping and testing - Create and test prototypes to quickly validate and iterate on your ideas and concepts.
  • Collaboration and teamwork - Experience the value of collaboration and learn how to work with others effectively to solve problems.
  • Mindset and approach - Develop a mindset and approach that is focused on creative problem solving, experimentation and iterative development.

Website Banner What on and where

All workshops will take place, in person, at the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre, WASPS Perth Creative Exchange, Stormont Street, Perth PH1 5NW.

Workshops sessions will run every Tuesday (1pm – 4.30pm) from 7th March to 25th April.

We will also have two informal “fireside chats”, Q&A and networking sessions with guest speakers actively applying Design Thinking and design-led innovation across their businesses. These are scheduled to take place:

  • Thursday 20th April, 2pm-4pm
  • Thursday 27th April, 2pm-4pm

what you need 01

  • A business based in Perth and Kinross– whatever stage it's at.
  • A business challenge – Product, service or strategy. Bring it along and we’ll help you progress it.
  • An open mind – We’ll provide the rest, including refreshments and takeaway tools. No previous design knowledge is required.
  • Commitment – This is an end-to-end interlinked programme, so you need to be available for all workshop sessions (Tuesdays 1pm-4.30pm).

what well give you 01

  • Efficient learning opportunity - You’ll learn to apply Design Thinking whilst working on your own business challenge, making efficient and effective use of your precious business time.
  • Creative confidence – To continue to use Design Thinking beyond our programme.
  • A supportive, collaborative environment – Working closely in a small focussed group with one-to-one support from our programme manager and facilitator Andrew Cameron, Scotland’s first D.School Certified Design Thinking Coach.
  • An opportunity to network – Developing relationships with other like-minded innovation driven professionals and entrepreneurs.


Should you wish to discuss this programme in more detail, please email Andrew Cameron at for further information.

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Build, Run and Scale - Design Led Innovation

Famous Grouse Ideas Centre (Perth Creative Exchange) Stormont St, Perth PH1 5NW

Every Tuesday from the 7th March – 25th April, 1pm- 4.30pm

Practical and Interactive in-person workshops

Free to Perth and Kinross based businesses

Delivered by highly qualified and experienced facilitators

Network and engage with other professionals and entrepreneurs

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