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The festival

Festival of Design and Innovation OverviewThe Festival of Design and Innovation is an annual event that continues to embody the spirit of design and innovation at BU.

Final year students from the School of Design, Engineering and Computing exhibit their designs and prototypes to give a real flavour of design at BU.

Previous Festivals have helped design students to gain commercial funding. Franziska Conrad designed The Quick Pitch, a pop-up tent that is now being manufactured under license by Gelert - one of the UK's favourite camping brands. The tent sold over 40,000 units in 2007 and BU now supports Franziska in developing an innovative range of tents in partnership with Gelert.

Product Design graduate Philip Robinson sold The BioLogicTM ZorinPump to Dahon Incorporated, the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles. It is now available in over 30 countries, and has sold more than 100,000 units to date.


The Festival of Design and Innovation is held at Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB.

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