BGU’s Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre (LORIC) is organising a free prototyping event for small and medium companies next week. The event, which will be run by the Data Place, will help participants come up with ideas for new products and services, assess their viability, then come up with a 'prototype' to bring to market. It's a great opportunity for any company, including start-ups, that is looking to make a real change in their chosen industry or field. No special skills are needed, any company looking to brainstorm new ideas for projects and services is welcome. Katya Bozukova, Open Research Fellow at LORIC, explains how the day will work: “The trainers from the Data Place will take you through a complete process of uncovering needs and opportunities, generating ideas and building prototypes. “This is a hands-on workshop with a bit of theory; you will not only be supported in creating a potential product or service but you’ll also learn some principles and techniques to apply to future projects.” The free event will be held in the LORIC building on 23 Newport on Thursday 13 September. Places are limited, and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to book your place, please visit the event page.