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Office Move Represents Milestone in Company Growth

We are pleased to announce that we have recently relocated our South Wales Design Studio to Riverside Court in Chepstow. After spending 3 years on the bank of the River Wye in the centre of Chepstow, the decision was made to move to a larger office space in order to accommodate our long term expansion plans. After securing a number of exciting design projects and actively recruiting new team members – the move represents a milestone in our company growth. Read more

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Why You Should Consider The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is designed to help small, early-stage companies raise equity finance by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. It complements the existing Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) which offers tax reliefs to investors in higher-risk small companies. SEIS is intended to recognise the particular difficulties which very early stage companies face in attracting investment, by offering tax relief at a higher rate. Read more

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ITERATE SUCCESSFULLY SECURE REGISTERED TRADEMARK

We are thrilled to announce that ‘ITERATE’ is now a registered class 42 trademark within the UK. This key milestone represents the maturity of the business and adds to the intellectual property now owned by the company. Being able to register a trademark is an important tool for any business and offers brand protection; however, many people do not fully understand what it means or how it works. So here is a brief explanation of what TM, R and C mean and the differences between them.

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Now Recruiting: Mechanical Design Engineer [Application Deadline Extended]

ITERATE is a dynamic product design consultancy based in Chepstow. We are focussed on developing innovative products from an initial concept right through to production, and work with a diverse client base that includes start-up companies to well established organisations. We are unique within the industry as we enable our clients to be ‘First-to-Market’ using a proven development process that allows new products to be conceived within a rapid time-frame, and have a track record of developing technology, healthcare and industrial products. Due to the company securing an exciting new project, a position has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer working on a full-time 19 month contract; starting in September 2017 and ending in March 2019. Read more

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The Influence of Arduinos in New Product Development

Arduinos and similar microcontroller boards are having a huge impact on the way modern products are developed. The low cost and easy to use systems mean that designers and engineers are able to prototype and test ideas in a short period of time, allowing them to make design decisions based on rapid feedback.

By ‘hooking up’ simple electronic components, one is able to test: interfaces, interactions and record data; allowing designers to make changes and improve the quality of a final product. There are a number of ways Arduinos have accelerated the new product process, which are explored below:  Read more

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ITERATE Welcomes Daniel Bartlett

Daniel Bartlett joins the team at ITERATE Design + Innovation on the Jobs Growth Wales (JGW) programme. JGW is a Welsh Government European funded scheme that enables 16-24 year olds to ‘kick-start’ their career, and is intended to support the creation of 8,955 new job opportunities over the next 3 years right across Wales. Dan follows in the footsteps of Ross Johnson, who undertook a JGW placement with the company in October 2016; joining the design team on a full-time basis in April of this year. Read more

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Event: When The Internet of Things Goes Wrong

On Tuesday 11th July, our Managing Director, Gethin Roberts, will be talking at the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI), which is part of The University of Warwick. The light hearted Internet of Things (IoT) event will look at when things go wrong and what to avoid when developing such products, as well as speculating about what may happen in the future. Read more

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Now Recruiting: Graduate Product Design Engineer [Closed]

ITERATE is a dynamic product design consultancy based in Chepstow. We are focussed on developing innovative products from an initial concept right through to production, and work with a diverse client base that includes start-up companies to well established organisations. We are unique within the industry as we enable our clients to be ‘first-to-market’ using a proven development process that allows new products to be conceived within a rapid time-frame, and have a track record of developing technology, healthcare and industrial products. Due to the recent growth in the company and winning a succession of new projects a position for a Graduate Product Design Engineer will be available. Read more

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Bad Packaging Design Shamed by Recycling Association

Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the “villains” of the recycling world, a trade body has said. The Recycling Association named them in a list of products that pose the biggest challenges for reuse. The greater the number of materials used in packaging, the harder it is for recycling machines to separate them. The distinctive Pringles packaging – with its metal base, plastic cap, metal tear-off lid, and foil-lined cardboard sleeve – was said to be a “nightmare”. Lucozade’s bottle is recyclable but it is enclosed in a sleeve made from a different kind of plastic. Read more

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How Amazon Launchpad Is Helping Start-Up Companies

Amazon Launchpad is a platform setup with the intention of helping start-ups to grow by taking advantage of Amazon’s pre-existing network of fulfilment and marketing. Applicants are generally accepted from a pre-approved list of funding sources such as Kickstarter, venture capitalist firms and other types of start-up accelerators; but they also consider applicants who raised finance using alternative methods. Once accepted onto the Launchpad, Amazon offer a range of marketing and PR tools to help grow a business. Read more