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Join us for our next Open Day.


At BIAD we work extensively with the business community. We have a strong track record for helping industry gain access to academic expertise, which is available for as little as half-a-day.


Our skilled staff can offer their knowledge across a range of specialisms, including:

  • Design and the creative industries
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Fine art research
  • Health and social care – specifically wellbeing
  • Historical, curation and archives
  • Human computer interaction
  • Institute for Digital Experience and Applications (IDEAs)
  • Jewellery innovation
  • Low Carbon – specifically design, behaviour change, retro fit
  • Photography and visual research
  • Urban transformation, landscape design
  • Visual communication design

Consultancy services are organised across three main centres, although we are happy to discuss your individual requirements:

Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre

The Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre is a one-stop option not only for the jewellery and accessories markets but for any company seeking assistance in the areas of new product development, design, technology application and close-to-market research.

Design Knowledge Network

Design Knowledge Network (DKN) is a design-focused team who challenge companies to re-examine their business processes. DKN identifies and analyses new opportunities, stimulates business and design creativity, helps concept development and shapes strategic planning.


User-lab offers a variety of user-centred design and usability services at our bespoke facility. Our specialist areas include: web user testing, mobile technology development including iPhone apps, haptics and user interface design.

We undertake commercial, academic and creative projects with a wide range of clients.

For more information, telephone us on +44 (0)121 331 5252.