Product Design Masterclass

Location: The POD, Oxford Centre for Innovation, Oxford OX1 1BY
Date: 14.09.17
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Where: The Pod, Oxford Innovation,

When: 14th September at 13:15

How: Register here (limited places available, sign up today!)


13.15 am – Refreshments & Registration

13.30 am – Welcome and Introduction – Angela Hobbs, Triteq

13.45 am – Meet the Experts, on a 1:1 to solve your product design challenges.  

Triteq consultants will be available for 1:1 sessions in the areas of Software design, funding, electronic engineering, app development, industrial design, UX design, and prototype development.

We have 8 experts available. Choose your 15-minute slot with each expert. Please see profiles below.

15.00 Coffee & Networking

15.30am – Consultancy workshop

– pre-book a 1-1 meeting with an expert of your choice

17.30 – End

Once you have registered for this event you are welcome to submit your challenges in advance. 

Cost: Complimentary, this event gives you the opportunity to benefit from 1:1 professional, expert advice. Meet and talk with our experts, for consultancy advice on your product design, software, funding, branding, electronics challenges, once you have registered for this event you are welcome to submit your challenges in advance

Getting a product to market, sourcing the right design partner, producing your prototype, funding your project, balancing design with cost, software and electronics can all become major challenges on your route to market. Let us help you solve them at our consultancy workshop.

Scaling up a business is all about momentum. Scaling up at a speed beyond your company’s capabilities can result in missed opportunities and funding issues, but scale too slowly and you could give your competitors the advantage. Start-ups, scale-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs need to find the perfect balancing act and Triteq can help.

Early stage innovation faces three major challenges, time, resources and money. Our free to attend consultancy workshop has been designed to give all attendees access to highly qualified experts who can give you the vital advice you need to manage these and the many other challenges.

In order to provide detailed 1:1 advice and complimentary consultancy we have limited this event to 60 attendees, please register to secure your place.

Angela Hobbs
Managing Director

An inspiring and motivating leader possessing a rare combination of skills. Excels at creating high performance teams and building corporate partnership programmes. Resourceful, with a proven ability to transform operational efficiency and simultaneously deliver substantial sales growth, brand extension and market expansion. Highly strategic with an entrepreneurial outlook and diverse sector experience. Proven ability to motivate multi-functional teams to accomplish demanding objectives. Communicating the stories behind the brand with authenticity and purpose. Developing employee engagement to improve performance.

Steve Cooper
Expertise: Quality Management System & Regulatory Consultant

My experience in Quality Management, regulatory and ISO approval spans over 30 years. I started as a PCB Inspector and Quality Supervisor. The next stage of my career was to implement Quality Manuals and procedures to the early BSI Standard formally known as BS 5750 for contract manufacturing companies. This progressed over the years to implementing full quality management systems for CEMs to the requirements of the British Board of Telecommunications (B.A.B.T PS340), ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 13485:2012, BSI IPC-A-610 Class 3 Kite mark, BSI RoHS Kite mark.
Trained as an internal auditor to the requirements of ISO13485, ISO9001 & ISO14001 through LRQA and BSI. Also trained as a Health & Safety Supervisor, risk assessor.
I am currently working on the new Medical Device Regulations and achieving accreditation to the latest ISO standards 13485:2016.9001:2015 & 14001:2015 for our company and for clients who require a full QMS implementation within their company.

Daniel Manning
Expertise: Software Engineer

I’ve had many years’ experience in system and digital circuit design. I’m also deeply involved in specification and development of projects. I am security cleared (SC), CRB checked via The Scout Association. I have several experiences in dealing directly with ITAR restricted projects and high profile customers.

Main software languages:
Embedded C, Visual Studio (, VB6, C++, C#), PHP, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, Arduino. 11 years real experience in Microchip 8bit and 16bit technology. I have dabbled in many other off the trodden path languages and scripting interfaces.

RF, networking, digital and analogue interfacing, TCP/IP C stacks, IP, wifi, encryption, GPS, numerous sensor technologies, Web design, MPEG TS, Digital video, Analogue video.

I am all things geeky and thrive on new challenges. I love backwards engineering things to find out how things work. I’m a married father of 2 great kids.

Dhe R
Expertise: Electronics Engineer

Application specific embedded system development is my main area of focus. I am also a certified Project Manager with 4 years of experience in managing several collaborative research projects. I am an ardent believer of being involved in the complete life cycle of the project with experience in requirements capture, cost estimation, budgeting, planning, research, prototype development and design for manufacture.

I have spent a significant portion of time creating bespoke systems to aid cancer research and laboratory automation systems. The journey began with creating a real time ultrasound beamforming hardware architecture to minimise the side effects of chemotherapy. Then my journey took me into developing lab-on-chip solutions for isolation and amplification of cancerous DNA in blood sample. As part of detecting cancerous cells in blood sample, I have also been involved in developing numerical models I have also developed custom solutions to detect cancerous DNA using electro-chemical techniques and bio-markers.

Skill set:
Embedded C, C++, .NET (VB, C#), Python, Java, WPF, MySQL, Arduino, UWP, SQLite
Matlab, Simulink, Octave, R, CoventorWare
Altium, Eagle, Solidworks, Visio, AutoCAD
Project Management:
PRINCE2 (Practitioner), AGILE Scrum, Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)
In my spare time, I like to tinker about with new technologies and taking things apart to learn how they are made.

Simon Hopkin
Expertise: Mobile Application Developer

Planning, estimation, design and development of native iOS and Android mobile applications, providing feedback and control for external devices over Bluetooth (LE) and NFC. As well as being involved in the design and development process I am also often required to attend meetings with clients and prospective clients and assist in preparing proposals for future work.

Projects include an app that connects to a Triteq designed non-intrusive continuous glucose monitoring patch over Bluetooth LE. The app presents blood glucose measurements captured from the patch as well as manually entered lifestyle information, giving the user all the information they need to proactively manage their condition. The app is developed on iOS and Android and is intended to be submitted to regulators in order to obtain a medical grade class 2b rating. As such the app itself has to include a number of checks and measures as well as a level of documentation sufficient for regulatory approval.

Also dabbling in embedded c programming as and when needed, though not my forte.

Kevin Powell
Expertise: Safety Critical  Medical Devices

Allan Caple
Expertise: Industrial Design

I have over 20 years product design experience which began as a mechanical engineering apprentice for materials science company Raychem. The highlight of this apprenticeship was the opportunity to machine and assemble a working model steam engine – along with an introduction to toolroom practices, injection moulding and 3D CAD it was a well-rounded engineering education.

Moving away from the workshop, I worked for several years as a mechanical design engineer at Panasonic mobile phones, which included detail design of complex electronic assemblies, extensive testing and factory support in China.

I’ve worked in design consultancy for over 10 years in a wide range of industries, leading projects and providing elegant solutions for food packaging equipment, products for use in explosive environments, satellite phones, medical products, road/rail equipment and more.

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