Summer School 2015: Budding entrepreneurs (16-18 year-olds)

10.00am to 4.00pm, Friday 14 August

Sunley Room

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Type

    Summer School workshop for 16 - 18 year-olds
  • Speakers

    • Mairi Macintyre and Yesim Kunter


Standard £50

Faraday members £45

Event description

How do you get your brilliant idea to the market? In this workshop with Mairi Macintyre and Yesim Kunter, budding entrepreneurs will learn that any new product development and launch, from smartphones to jet planes, involves all sorts of skills including design, planning, engineering and project management. Working in groups, they will aim to meet a project specification exactly in a set time and budget and will find out how a business can learn from the process so each new product launch gets better and better.

About the speaker

Mairi Macintyre is Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Manufacturing Group Group, which was set up to reinvigorate manufacturing, and is the course director for the MSc course Service Management and Design. Working collaboratively with the UK Lean Aerospace Initiative as well as aerospace companies, she has developed and delivered their insights and practice. She has also co–edited the Springer 2011 book 'Service Design and Delivery' which explores strategies used in the design and management of services across various sectors.  

Yesim Kunter is an independent consultant; developing play experiences for various costumers for product development, applying Play Philosophy to spaces, environments, communities, culture creation as well as market research with future scoping. She had been training organizations with diverse backgrounds from kids to professionals for leveraging Creativity and Innovation through Play Workshops.Yesim was brought up in Turkey and lived in New York, Denmark, Billund and now in London, which gave her a multi–cultural perspective that helps her to become a keen observer in human behaviour.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 16–18 year–olds and will include a 45 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens, pencils and a calculator.

This workshop is based on an Ri Engineering Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions. 

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least one week (seven calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino–James on 01844 351666 or email her at

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