Blueprint 1000 movement has been launched to connect industry with education. Our objective is to help industry and education bridge the widening skills gap and build an inspiring, innovative and proficient workforce by supporting Design & Technology education in our schools & colleges.
Upverter Education, developed by Altium, is committed to eliminating existing barriers in STEM education, opening up opportunities for students to design and create their own electronic products. Originally launched in September 2020, the Upverter Education program has been adopted across the globe in over 50 countries.
To develop the program, Altium partnered with the educational community, developing courses in printed circuit board (PCB) design that can be tailored to any teacher’s needs. Teachers can implement the entire free PCB design course over six weeks, or isolate individual units as needed to supplement existing lecture plans. This flexible, module style approach has been adopted quickly and broadly among our educational partners.
Teaching your students Autodesk® Fusion 360® provides them with a solid grounding in CAD/CAM fundamentals within a single, unified platform. Since Fusion 360 is built to support remote collaboration, teaching online is a natural extension of its capabilities.
A specialist textile company, AW Hainsworth has been an unrivalled market leader for over 230 years. From the time Abimelech William Hainsworth started manufacturing woollen cloth in Yorkshire in 1783, investing in our people and maintaining strong partnerships with customers and suppliers have been the cornerstones of our success.
CAD Software for People Who Build the Future
Bricsys is a global provider of the BricsCAD® brand of engineering design software. We are relentlessly committed to the success of our customers. Bricsys offers its software at a compelling price, with industry-leading product support.
Bulletproof partner with brands to create impenetrable ideas that change human behaviour.
Their creative is grounded in soul power.
A human-centric approach that combines emotive meaning and instinctive impact
What they do
DESIGN / STRATEGY / BRAND CREATION / INNOVATION / BRAND WORLD/ VISUAL IDENTITY SYSTEM/ COMMUNICATIONS / MOVING IMAGE / ENVIRONMENT DESIGN / CAMPAIGNS / PACKAGING / STRUCTURE / NAMING / COPYWRITING / GUIDELINES / CONSULTANCY / GUARDIANSHIP
Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) is a leading construction management software and services company providing end-to-end business solutions to the construction, engineering, home building and service sectors.
CREATE Education are committed to supporting educators, educational institutions, outreach and community programmes to easily use and embed 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education effectively.
We equip educators with the tools, resources and support they need to empower students to become creative innovators and develop the needed skills to adapt and thrive in their future careers.
Our diverse community network share their real-world 3D printing solutions being created everyday in industry and via education to inspire innovation.
ECHO is a London-based innovation, brand strategy and design agency with a passion for innovation and designing sustainable futures for all. Echo works in partnership with its clients to create and develop brands that are brilliantly compelling, useful, caring and environmentally responsible.
Based in London, ELSE is a well-respected and multi-award-winning design consultancy that works with startups, scale-ups and large multi-nationals across six continents, on 300+ projects and with over 70 different clients.
They are a lean team of experienced practitioners who are interested in the application of behavioural science through design to create positive changes in behaviour – whether that is getting someone to engage with their finances, think about their future health – they think big, we start small and we scale fast. We work onsite, in our studio or remotely.
They are a passionate supporter of Design and Technology education and want to encourage the inclusion of architecture on the school D&T curriculum.
As part of their Blueprint 1000 membership, we agreed to host a joint online workshop for primary and secondary teachers to discuss ways that architecture might fit into their school curriculum offer and to share what a career in architecture could offer students. This was a two-hour virtual workshop
"Inspiring young minds to develop key skills that will help them prosper in the workplace of tomorrow is essential. Design and Technology equips children with the core skills for a range of creative careers including architecture. It is vital that the next generation is given the tools to imagine and build better and more adaptive cities and spaces for our ever-changing world. The work of Blueprint 1000 Programme is crucial to this endeavour."
Dan Sibert, Fosters + Partner
Fulcro are experts at removing risk and improving processes for the construction, engineering, architecture, and infrastructure sectors. This is achieved through the targeted application of innovative technology, skilled people and a wealth of experience.
“A wonderful initiative giving design and technology teachers the opportunity to see how engineers work in businesses such as Dyson. It is encouraging to know that teachers will be equipped with industry-relevant knowledge and skills to teach young people about the exciting, creative and challenging world of engineering.” - Sir James Dyson
Inspiring future engineers
The James Dyson Foundation, Dyson's charitable arm, introduces young people to the exciting world of engineering, encouraging them to think differently, make mistakes and realize their engineering potential.
"We want to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and we want to do this by hands-on learning and experimentation." James Dyson, Chief Engineer, James Dyson Foundation
Magway is a sustainable, energy-efficient, completely trackable and secure goods delivery solution.
Their system produces significantly less emissions in comparison to other freight transportation modes and as such it enables organisations to meet their zero-emission targets.
Magway can deliver the equivalent of 3000 articulated lorry loads through a single 1m diameter pipe, every single day.
This high-capacity delivery system represents a significant improvement over current methods of road transportation. As it is automated and powered by electricity, Magway can reduce operating costs while improving the efficiency of deliveries.
They have honed their collective craft over 30 years, building a deep knowledge base that allows them to do what they do. But it doesn’t stop there. The Magway team continuously harnesses the latest tech trends, meaning anything’s possible.‘
Northwood is a friendly, happy, welcoming school where young people are enabled to make excellent academic progress and develop the knowledge, skills, qualities and values required to lead successful and fulfilling adult lives.
Graded Outstanding by Ofsted our relentless focus on ensuring the highest academic standards has consistently placed us at the top of the School Performance Tables, and our examination outcomes place us well above the national averages for student attainment and progress. In addition to providing the highest quality teaching for successful learning in lessons, we are passionate about providing excellent enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom, so that all of our students have a rewarding and enjoyable time with us as they develop their interests and talents.
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. They provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes.
Their general and vocational qualifications equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.
Onshape is the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics.
Onshape for Educators
Cutting-edge collaboration tools and browser-based advantages make Onshape transformational for CAD education. Bring it to your classroom today!
For information on Onshape and the free offering for students, click here.
They wanted to enter the education market and provide schools with 3D video tours of D&T departments and whole schools. This would be used to showcase a school to new entrants into year 7 and above, who are not currently able to enter the school. The software is perfect to showcase Design and Technology and Engineering at virtual options evenings, highlighting inspiring learning which take place in the department.
The software is also perfect to highlight exit and entry points, useful for risk assessment and H&S in school and position of utilities etc when building work is planned for the school.
They became a Blueprint 1000 member and were invited to take part in a number of regional webinars attended by teachers across the country where they showcased the product.
“We were excited to become a member, due to the huge potential opportunity that being introduced to schools across the country presented to our business” Harry Ravenhill, Director of Motion Real Estate Media Ltd
They believe great design is about making things better. Better for people, better for business & better for the world.
They help you grow your business by delivering transformative brand experiences that people love.
The Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) exists to help Advanced Engineering, Electronics and Software businesses in the wider geographical area surrounding Silverstone. The STC is specifically focused on the areas of:
• Thought Leadership
Bringing like-minded companies together and encouraging them to collaborate is very much at the heart of what the STC does, and as a not-for-profit organisation supported by founding members such as Barclays, Buckinghamshire Council, EMW Law, Grant Thornton, Hexagon, Silverstone Park and West Northamptonshire Council, it aims to deliver what its membership requires, without chasing any political or financial agendas.
Building growth & reputation across Design, Creative, Technology & Innovation.
TDC is a global communications consultancy building growth and reputation for clients at the confluence of Technology, Design & Creative
The MTA exists to promote the interests, and be the voice, of the manufacturing technologies sector in the UK.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association is the UK’s trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector. MTA members design, manufacture and supply the advanced machinery, equipment and intellectual property that enable the creation of the products we rely on from day to day and that drive our economy.
Key aspects of manufacturing technology include; machine tools, cutting tools, metrology (measuring) equipment, additive manufacturing (3D printing), surface finishing, robotics and computer aided design and manufacturing products (CAD/CAM), as well as the technology which is enabling the digitalisation of manufacturing – the fourth industrial revolution. These combine to make up complete systems - increasingly automated and adaptive - that manufacturers deploy, making the sector fundamental to the prosperity, health and defence of the nation.
The MTA owns and runs MACH, the UK’s premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies. The biennial exhibition, held at the NEC, attracts over 25,000 visitors, some 600 exhibitors and the last edition, MACH 2018, saw over £250,000,000 of business attributed to it.
Helping a wide variety of organisations including NGBs, brands, communities, schools, charities and youth groups, collectively reach the common goal of transforming young people's lives for the future.
We listen, understand and learn what the next generation wants, working directly with youth to give them real world commercial opportunities.
This co-creation approach and passion for accountability to youth has led us to become a trusted partner of brands and organisations including: Arts and Culture University of Exeter, Basketball England, Design Museum, Hope Collective, London Youth Games, Red Bull, UK Active, University of the Arts London and Women in Sport.
Work with us, for mutual benefit, supporting our activities, products and events.