The Engineering Design Show Preview 2017: Innovation, inspiration and insight

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The Engineering Design Show 2017 Preview This year's show will again feature the Innovation Zone

Visitor registration is now open for the UK’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the design engineering community.

The Engineering Design Show is the UK’s must-attend event for engineering, electronics and embedded design engineering professional, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 18-19 October 2017. Successful design is always evolving and improving. The Engineering Design Show is no different.

The 2017 edition of EDS will feature the largest number of exhibiting companies since the show launched in 2012, with 220 exhibitors confirmed and record visitor numbers anticipated across the two days.

Added in 2016, the Future Zone features hands-on demonstrations of the latest engineering design tools.This year the Future Zone will feature cutting-edge desktop Virtual Reality engineering design systems from Lenovo alongside a PCB 3D printer featuring nanotechnology, and conductive and dielectric inks specifically for PCB designers.

EDS provides a dynamic environment in which to interact with suppliers, customers and colleagues. The packed exhibition hall will feature the latest technologies, materials, tools, software and services enabling visitors to source products and review supply chains. The exhibition hall also features three workshop theatres, where delegates can earn CPD points from the iED. Sessions will present new design solutions and discuss the trends driving design engineering forward.

EDS is the only show in the UK that caters specifically and entirely for the modern design engineer, making it the ‘must attend’ event for the UK design engineering community.

If you’ve attended before, join us for a renewed experience alongside all the great features you’ve come to expect. If this is your first time visiting the show we look forward to welcoming you to the EDS experience.

Why visit?

With deadline pressures and constantly changing market requirements, time is a precious commodity for design engineers. Yet with the diverse range of technologies, materials, components and processes available it is important to be able to take time out to learn and review what’s new and how you can benefit.

Don’t miss the UK’s biggest design event of the year, which caters for all aspects of engineering design under one roof in an efficient and dynamic environment.

EDS continues to offer visitors the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers, gain insider’s tips and tricks, and most importantly meet and do business with more than 200 exhibitors.

Conference & Workshops

The EDS conference will once again offer 24 keynote presentations brought together by the editors of New Electronics and Eureka magazines, offering insight and debate. Highlights for 2017 include Ocado, Robo Challenge, designers of Robot Wars’ house robots, NXP and Lenovo.

With another packed conference and workshop scheduled across the two-days, be sure to see our September issue when we will be announcing all the speakers, topics and technology seminars that will be on offer. Alternatively, keep up to date via our social media pages or by keeping an eye on

With keynotes from senior engineers at leading brands from across aerospace, automotive, motorsport, electronics, and more, the EDS Conference provides delegates with powerful content providing insights into the future of engineering design.

In addition, high quality practical workshops will be taking place on both days within the two theatres on the show floor. The subjects cover a range of practical design topics from software design and rapid prototyping, to material selection and test and measurement.


Go online for a full list of this year’s exhibitors or check out the September issue of Eureka that will feature a detailed rundown of exactly who will be there and what technology and know-how is available.

For those that haven’t been before, the show floor features exhibitors that provide visitors with face to face access to a wide range of leading suppliers, offering more efficient design solutions across all engineering sectors.

We look forward to seeing you there this October and welcoming you to Coventry for another year at the Engineering Design Show.

5 reasons not to miss EDS 2017

  1. Learning from experts in engineering design including Robo Challenge, the designers of the Robot Wars’ house robot
  2. The Innovation Zone presenting some examples of great British innovation
  3. 220+ exhibitors showcasing the technologies, materials, tools, software and services to support your design projects
  4. The opportunity to try and test the very latest and emerging design tools in the Future Zone
  5. Earning CPD points at the IED approved conference and workshop sessions

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