The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research 



The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) is a multidisciplinary centre for product design and development. The award winning centre offers a complete service to industry from research and analysis through to design, prototyping, manufacture and launch.

The centre’s research team is made up of senior and junior researchers, research assistants and research students. The focus of this team is on research which reflects the strategic importance of the creative application of design and the design process in the development of new products, systems and methodologies.

As a result PDR has gained an enviable reputation for the development and transfer of design knowledge and expertise into industry.  This is evidenced by the number of products produced for a wide range of clients to include consumer products, automotive, medical and defence.

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