Design and Innovation Nottingham

2024 dates: 18 July, 17 October

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A free, regular meetup with practical talks and discussions about design, research and innovation. An opportunity for people who share our curiosity for design and innovation to meet and share knowledge and experiences. Anyone interested in design and innovation is welcome to come along.

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Would you like to do a talk?

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Each of our meetups has two 30-minute talks which aim to enable the audience to learn in a practical way from the successes and failures of others. 

We welcome talks on a variety of topics, including UX design, visual design, user/design research, product development, entrepreneurship and innovation.

If you're interested in speaking, we'd love to hear from you.

Interested in getting involved?

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There are lots of opportunities to support DiNG from helping to spread the word to volunteering at events. 

We'd love to talk to you if you're interested in getting on board.

Please get in touch for more information: 

[email protected]

Sponsor a DiNG event from as little as £150

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The rewards for sponsoring DiNG range from: a simple shout out at a meetup, to  advertising your brand on DiNG social media channels, or even a chance to give a short pitch about your business at one of our events. 

If you would like to join Nightingale in sponsoring DiNG meetups please get in touch for more information: [email protected]

Past events

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Attendees at our first meetup in April 2024 were treated to a free drink, a slice of pizza and talks from 2 excellent speakers: Innovation consultant - Dr Chloe Sharp shared practical tools for innovating in a recession, while UX Designer - Elsa Bartley talked us through some key lessons learned from her experience in the field. 

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Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies to all attendees, speakers and organisers participating in events and related activities, including social media.

Design and Innovation Nottingham is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and supportive meetup experience for everyone. Participants are expected to treat each other with kindness and respect.

Harassment or disrespectful behaviour is not tolerated in any form. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to: 

  • offensive verbal or online comments related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • sexual images in public spaces
  • deliberate intimidation, stalking or following 
  • harassing photography or recording 
  • sustained disruption at events or related activities 
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome sexual attention

Failure to comply


Organisers will enforce this code of conduct throughout events and related activities. Participants engaging in unacceptable behaviour will be asked to stop and expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning, immediate expulsion and exclusion from future events and related activities. In extreme circumstances the police and appropriate authorities will be contacted.



If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify an organiser as soon as possible.