Australia’s leading product design and development consultancy has expanded into the Hunter Region through the acquisition of Newcastle Electronics firm – NewieVentures.

D+I seeks to support the region as it embodies a renewed spirit of progressive thinking, and continues to grow as a prominent home base for several world-class Australian companies + leading research institutions.

“There is a real buzz going around the Hunter Region and it’s all about new products, technology and innovation fuelled by collaboration, passion and commitment. It makes perfect sense for us to be here and support what’s already happening in the region.” – John Lancken, Head of D+I (Newcastle)

The expansion enhances D+I internal electronics capabilities and in turn provides brands and businesses in the Hunter region with direct access to a world-class team of 60+ specialists (industrial designers, mechanical and electronics engineers) between the Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle studios.

“D+I Newcastle forms the basis of a platform for growth, expanding on D+I’s internal electronics engineering team and specialised services for embedded electronics design, PCB prototyping, as well as software and firmware development. We are here to support the Hunter Region, build on our existing relationships and form new partnerships.” – David Jones, Head of D+I (Australia)

For over 35 years, D+I have supported local and global businesses to bring world-class products to market, collaborating across a wide variety of industry sectors: Bioscience (Medical + Scientific), Commercial + Industrial, AgriTech, Mining, and Consumer products.

D+I has a proven history of developing complex and life-changing medical devices (ISO 13485:2016 Certified) with clients ranging from world-leaders like Siemens Healthcare + GAMA Healthcare, through to Australian start-ups such as Inventia Life Science + Navbit.

If you would like to connect with the D+I Newcastle team to learn more about how design can be utilised as a strategy to achieve a more sustainable competitive advantage and connection to customers for your brand or business – Please contact:

John Lancken
Head of D+I, Newcastle
Phone: +61 2 4998 7760

Core Industries: Bioscience, Business and Consumer.
Core Capabilities: Product Design and Development, Mechanical engineering, Electronic engineering, Design Strategy, User Experiences, Design for Manufacture.
Certifications: ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001 QMS, Australia Registered Research Provider No. 13279.
Awards: 220+ Industry Awards for Design and Engineering Excellence.