15th October 2015

Masterclasses, workshops, and rocket fuel for innovators.

For one day only, the leading digital manufacturer, Proto Labs, is teaming with Makerversity, a pioneering community of maker-businesses, to host Accelerating Innovation 2015.

At Somerset house in central London, a collective of makers will participate in an exclusive interactive series of master classes that uncover how designers, developers and engineers can accelerate their innovations into a physical reality.

Why attend?

– Understand design beyond ideas to the reality of prototyping and production.
– Discuss how new technologies are shaping the possibilities of making today.
– Option to critically discuss your project and receive invaluable, creative feedback.




Win £1000

Proto Labs is offering one creator the chance to win up to £1000 of additive or machining services.

To enter, all you have to do is register for any of the workshops and you will automatically be entered into our prize draw.
The winner will be announced on the day!

I am unable to attend please send me information about:

Proto LabsMakerversityAccelerating Innovation CompetitionCool Idea Award


Attendance is complimentary

Places are strictly limited due to space.
Please register below for each Masterclass or Workshop to secure your admittance to the event.

Each masterclass or workshop will take place once in the morning and will be repeated (same content) in the afternoon.
You have the option to select which sessions you wish to attend, and at what time.


Email Laura Reeves at or call +44 (0) 1952 683 504

TIMETABLE 15th October 2015


9:00 – 09:30

Registration and welcome refreshments

Main Room

9:30 – 11:00

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Break: 15 Minutes

11:15 – 12:45

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12:45 – 13:30


Back Room

09:30 – 11:00

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Break: 15 Minutes


Main Room

13:30 – 15:00

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Break: 15 Minutes

15:15 – 16:45

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Back Room

13:30 – 15:00

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Break: 15 Minutes



There is another chance to win an award of services with Proto Labs’ global Cool Idea award.

Far too many promising napkin sketches end up in wastebaskets because product development resources and funding are scarce. The Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award was created to help turn those inspiring concepts into real-life products.

Brilliant ideas for new products emerge every day. They can happen during long car rides to work, coffee shop conversations with friends, or accidental encounters with inconvenience. But far too many promising napkin sketches end up in waste baskets because product development resources and funding are scarce. The Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award was created to help turn those inspiring concepts into real-life products.

Each year, the programme awards an aggregate of up to £160,000.

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototype and low-volume parts. The company’s proprietary software and automated systems translate 3D CAD models into instructions for high-speed manufacturing equipment that 3D print, machine and mold parts in a matter of days. Proto Labs’ additive manufacturing service can build highly complex prototypes and end-use parts from a selection of plastic and metal materials.

Its CNC machining service can mill from one to 200+ engineering-grade plastic and metal parts in three days or less. For larger quantities, Proto Labs can injection mould up to 10,000+ parts made from a full menu of thermoplastic resins in less than 15 days. The catalyst is an automated quoting system that provides design analysis and pricing information within hours of uploading a 3D CAD model.

At our Somerset House ‘Mothership’ in central London we are kickstarting the third industrial revolution by building a thriving and diverse community of the best makers. We provide affordable space, tools and cutting edge workshop facilities to our member businesses as well as opportunities for collaborations, projects, investment and funding.

At Makerversity we’re committed to providing alternative and free routes to hands-on learning for young people. We aim to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds through a range of activities. These include building learning programmes with partners such as the Prince’s Trust, Internships and work placements with our member businesses, and developing hands-on lessons for teachers and learners everywhere.