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LATi Visit to Renfrew Group International: Humanising Technology by Design

Thursday 15th March 2018 @ 2:50 pm - 5:00 pm


LATi’s first company visit of 2018 is to Renfrew Group International (RGi), a Design and Technology consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience in leveraging technology through innovation and product design engineering.

It’s award-winning team offers domestic and international clients a full design service from laboratory research and innovation, through development and prototyping, to production engineering and low volume manufacturing. It’s integrated innovation teams, backed by scientists and electronics specialists, have advanced skills in production engineering, and the creative abilities to deliver practical, scalable innovations.

Crucially, the consultancy’s work is also about humanising technology – putting the user experience at the heart of an innovation, building-in simplicity and making new technology more accessible. As they are keen to emphasise, products which are delightfully simple to use are more likely to be adopted and recommended to others.

The visit will include a tour of the design studio, workshops and lab. Talks will cover the development of medical devices possibly to include: a diagnostic, a wearable and an implantable technology.

The visit is to be hosted by:

Bruce Renfrew – Managing Director
Industrial Design BA (Hons) FCSD. FRSA.
Over 30 years experience in all aspects of the consultancy’s output. Working as part of the team on all projects and overseeing the output in terms of quality and consistency. Medical and scientific Clients have included: Acaris, Axcellia, Prokyma, DeMontfort University, Seton Medical, Medic Group Inc, SBG Labs Inc, Sunrise Medical, Upfront Chromatography, Browne Healthcare, Meditrox, NHS., Department of Health, Digilens Inc. Microsens Ltd. Conducts concept product design engineering for a large proportion of these. Developer of intellectual property and author of numerous patents.

Michael Phillips. Design Development Director
Industrial Design Engineering BA (Hons)
Michael has been an Industrial designer and worked as within Industrial Design consultancies for more than 25 years, including 4 years transferring automotive production methods to other environments. His extensive experience includes problem solving and equipment design for medical organisations including GSK, Meditrox, Department of Health and the NHS National Innovation Centre. Developer of intellectual property and author of numerous patents.

To find out more about this event or register your place, please click here. This event is free for the LATi community.


Thursday 15th March 2018
2:50 pm - 5:00 pm
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Renfrew Group International
Rocket Studios, Abbey Meadow
Leicester, LE4 5DF
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