The team at DesignSpark Innovation proudly joins the great company of the Austin Technology Council. Our mission is to inspire and empower customers, partners and big-thinkers to invent, create and deploy disruptive technologies. And we look forward to working with the innovative minds in the greater Austin market.
You may not have heard of DesignSpark Innovation – despite the fact we are part of an $8B global electronics components company, and we operate in 32 countries around the world. We will gladly share some information about us… in hopes that we can find exciting ways to collaborate to innovate the next Big Thing right here in Central Texas.
What is DesignSpark Innovation?
DesignSpark Innovation inspires and empowers customers, partners and big-thinkers to invent, create and deploy disruptive technologies. Our products, services and resources are for anyone who has an idea they want to bring to life and then bring to market. We want to work with inspired engineers – from engineers in Fortune 500 companies to Makers in their garages.
DesignSpark Innovation is part of a global company that works alongside different brands, namely RS Components out of the UK and Allied Electronics and Automation out of Dallas-Ft. Worth. Combined, they serve more than one million customers in 32 countries.
What Fuels our Vision?
Emerging trends are changing how we emotionally connect with technology. New industries – such as IoT, VR, AI, 3D printing – elevate expectations for technology performance across consumer and enterprise sectors. DesignSpark Innovation is uniquely positioned to capture these trends and change how disruptive technologies are created, consumed and sold.
Who are our Customers?
DesignSpark Innovation is for anyone who has an idea they want to bring to life and then bring to market. We want to work with inspired engineers – from engineers in Fortune 500 companies to Makers in their garages. After all, the needs of engineers are the same regardless of the size of the company.
- Makers and Design Engineers: We help Makers and Design Engineers bring their ideas from imagination to marketplace.
- Suppliers and Partners: We provide new revenue streams through co-development, sales and marketing opportunities.
- VARs: We create unique channel strategies and business models.
- Industrial MROs: We reduce costs to manage operations and improve the performance of assets.
What is the DesignSpark Community?
DesignSpark Community is a global community that arms Makers and engineers with products, services and resources to bring disruptive technologies to market. It’s a thriving and growing community of 650k creators around the world. They joined DesignSpark Community to share ideas and access resources to explore, experiment and commercialize disruptive technologies. We work with them to help take their idea from imagination to marketplace.
What is the DesignSpark Marketplace?
DesignSpark Marketplace is just what it sounds like – an online marketplace where members can buy and sell maker-created products or projects. It’s currently in an open Beta and free for all DesignSpark members. We’ve made it easy to list and sell your products – and payments go directly to sellers who ship products directly to customers.
How can you reach us?
Feel free to reach out directly to the team based right here in Austin, Texas. Cameron Ward is our global leader; Rene Rodriguez is the guy for North American partnerships and ideas; Stacy Libby is the gal for marketing and promotions. We also are on Facebook and Twitter.