Join us for the 2nd 2017 Meld Studios Design Salon!

Design Salon_June17Join us for the 2nd 2017 Meld Studios Design Salon!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEST


Meld Studios

Level 12

99 Elizabeth Street

Sydney, NSW 2000


Topic Description

Following on from our last salon event “We can’t do this alone: Working in a transdisciplinary way” we wanted to continue exploring how we might learn from and partner with other disciplines. Through that discussion we concluded that we have great opportunity to find new ways to approach challenges, research, problem solve, and come up with solutions otherwise impossible to achieve. We want to further the conversation, focusing specifically on Health. We will look at the design and production of Medical Devices, the challenges of design in isolation and broader systemic insights around the challenges that face the health system today and into the future.

We welcome you to Meld Studios to explore how we can, together, make more lasting and impactful change in Health.

Event speakers

Willem Mees van der Bijl
Design & Entrepreneurship Group Leader at ide Group

Willem has over 15 years of experience developing and implementing new product innovations and has led design and engineering teams in The Netherlands and Australia. Among the products he helped realise have been a range of child safety products and medical devices. Over the past 10 years he has also been collaborating with universities to research and develop innovative ways of creating new solutions that help build better futures.
“I believe that true innovations, new ideas that are realised in an outstanding way, can make a difference in people’s lives.” – Willem Mees van der Bijl

About ide Group
ide Group creates meaningful products that change lives, grow new organisations and build better futures. Together, ide partners with like-minded organisations and invests in new technologies to create new businesses around intellectual property. Since 2003, ide has grown over 70 organisations and realised over 250 projects across the medical technology landscape, including respiratory care, drug delivery, radiology, radiotherapy and point of care diagnostics. Driven by the hope to make a difference, ide helps bring complex projects to life through selflessness, creativity, discipline and grit.

Paul Merrell
Senior designer at Meld Studios

Paul has spent the last 15 years discovering how people’s experiences can be enriched by brands, products and services to deliver business growth for his clients. He is passionate about the deeper understanding of people’s needs, aspirations, anxieties, hopes and dreams. Paul creates change by building empathy to design better experiences.

1 Comment
  • Kate Moon

    July 4, 2017 at 4:20 am Reply

    Hi there!

    I wasn’t able to make it to the Design Salon (on account of me living in Texas!) but I’d appreciate seeing a recording if one was made.


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