Our Start it workshops have been crafted to help you to move from innovative idea through to a workable concept.  Our aim is to help you understand the design process and start to use it to turn your idea into a reality.

Supported by a dedicated AUB team of designers and makers, this one-day workshop is ideal for start-ups, budding entrepreneurs and practitioners wishing to get expert feedback on their idea. Part One will help you understand where you are in the design process and how to take your ideas forward. Part Two will help you transform your idea towards a proof of concept. Participants will be able to keep copies of the resources used and apply for ongoing access to our AUB maker workshop, including digital fabrication lab.


These workshops are free for Dorset SMEs, start-ups, sole traders and social enterprises. A short registration form will need to be completed along with a short proposal of your idea.

Forthcoming events will be listed below.