Ben Edmonds

Ben Edmonds

Multi patented inventor, problem solver & motivational leader. Ben Edmonds is regarded as a leading voice on innovation & creative thinking, transformative workplace leadership & teamwork and primary education fit for the future.
FEE : £1k – £3k+

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Ben Edmonds

Ben Edmonds is a multi-patented inventor with a career in Product Design & Innovation spanning two decades and a deep belief that EVERYBODY is creative, and that new ideas are everywhere, all the time, we just need to know how to look for them.  

Products Ben has designed can be spotted on high streets around the world, and he has become well known for building great teams and creating the right culture for high productivity and creativity in the workplace.  

Ben is a regular contributor on radio, podcasts & television. and has been featured in multiple magazines and newspapers both in print and online. He is a highly engaging and inspiring speaker and is comfortable with audiences big or small, in both corporate and informal settings. 

As a dad of three, and the leader of an international Inventor Club for children and young people, Ben has had to hone his story telling skills and learn to keep his talks entertaining and to the point! 

Drawing both on his career in consumer technology, as well as his moonlighting escapades as a mentor to the Tony Starks and Riri Williams of tomorrow, Ben speaks on how to create the right environment for great ideas, why failure is the fuel for transformation, and the importance of building people over projects. 

Ben has a variety of interactive seminars & workshops that be delivered in person or online to groups of up to 200 in addition to his keynote speeches which are suited to seated audiences of any size. 

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Ben is a former Principal Engineer in New Product Innovation heading up the future of Environmental Care at Dyson Technology. He has lectured on Brainstorming & Innovation, Prototyping methods for innovation, and Product Design at the Dyson Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lund University, Sweden, Portsmouth University, and currently teaches Product Design (BA) at The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. 

Ben Edmonds has been a guest speaker, featured contributor or content provider for many high profile clients including, BBC News, BBC Wiltshire, Channel 4, Evening Standard, Design Week, Dyson, Whitespace, The Defence Innovation Symposium, University Technical Colleges, Bradford Grammar School, Cotswold LIFE and The Council of British International Schools (COBIS). 

More recently Ben was invited to talk on the Design for Life Podcast, check it out here: https://www.designtechnology.org.uk/for-education/media-video-and-podcasts/podcasts/in-conversation-with-ben-edmonds/

Featured Topics Include:

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Brainstorming & Innovation

My most popular talk, helping people to answer one of life’s most important questions – where do good ideas come from?

The mentality and methods from my 20 years of innovative product development including Tips, techniques and tangible actions to develop fresh, transformative ideas for all walks of life. 

Can be followed by an interactive workshop to immediately outwork the lessons learned. Deliverable to small teams through to groups of 100 or more. 

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Innovation & the Power of YET: Releasing your full potential

Exploring everything from my artistic and creative background through to modern day innovation and problem solving at one of the world’s most innovative companies with one key message – there is nothing you can’t do, only things you can’t do …YET

Can be followed by an interactive workshop to immediately outwork the lessons learned. Deliverable to small teams through to groups of 100 or more. 

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Build. Test, Evaluate: Fast paced product development for game changing product solutions

The follow on to my Brainstorming & Innovation talk. This draws on my life’s experience of product design, innovation, failing fast and bringing multiple products to market all over the globe.

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Reimaging Primary Education – Aimed at School leadership teams

An interactive seminar exploring how we can re-imagine primary education so that it’s fit and ready for the future. Starts with a 30-minute seminar, moves into an interactive workshop and finishes with a Q&A.

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Brainstorming & Innovation

My most popular talk, helping people to answer one of life’s most important questions – where do good ideas come from?

The mentality and methods from my 20 years of innovative product development including Tips, techniques and tangible actions to develop fresh, transformative ideas for all walks of life. 

Can be followed by an interactive workshop to immediately outwork the lessons learned. Deliverable to small teams through to groups of 100 or more. 

2
Innovation & the Power of YET: Releasing your full potential

Exploring everything from my artistic and creative background through to modern day innovation and problem solving at one of the world’s most innovative companies with one key message – there is nothing you can’t do, only things you can’t do …YET

Can be followed by an interactive workshop to immediately outwork the lessons learned. Deliverable to small teams through to groups of 100 or more. 

3
Build. Test, Evaluate: Fast paced product development for game changing product solutions

The follow on to my Brainstorming & Innovation talk. This draws on my life’s experience of product design, innovation, failing fast and bringing multiple products to market all over the globe.

4
Reimaging Primary Education – Aimed at School leadership teams

An interactive seminar exploring how we can re-imagine primary education so that it’s fit and ready for the future. Starts with a 30-minute seminar, moves into an interactive workshop and finishes with a Q&A.

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This afternoon was one of the best sessions I can remember. There were many words of wisdom to take from it, lots of ideas to consider, some excellent design efforts from the team and copious amounts of uncontrollable laughter!

Sean Price, Head Master, Westonbirt Prep School

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Working for an innovative business such as Dyson means team building exercises need to match. That can be a challenge however the workshop that Ben designed and ran fitted the bill perfectly. Incredibly inclusive, engaging and even those who thought they didn’t have an engineering bone in their bodies became instant innovation obsessives. Who knew cardboard could be so much fun and create so many engineering masterpieces! I can’t wait for an excuse to get him back to run another workshop!! Honestly the most I had laughed all year!

Lucy Davies, Head of Category, Dyson

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