Designtech
launches the Additive
Design Contest

Are you a designer or artist interested in exploring the world of additive manufacturing?

Designtech, in collaboration with Roboze, created the Additive Design Contest to offer designers and artists the opportunity to transform their ideas into tangible prototypes within CoFactory.

Are you a designer or artist interested in exploring the world of additive manufacturing?

Designtech, in collaboration with Roboze, created the Additive Design Contest to offer designers and artists the opportunity to transform their ideas into tangible prototypes within CoFactory.

Designtech
launches Design
Momentum  

The design-driven and equity-free acceleration program that fosters the development of innovative and sustainable products and solutions in the field of design, facilitating collaboration between startups and leading   in the industry.

The design-driven and equity-free acceleration program that fosters the development of innovative and sustainable products and solutions in the field of design, facilitating collaboration between startups and leading companies in the industry.
 

Become a resident at CoFactory   

Revolutionize your way of designing and building: join the first urban, open, and collaborative Factory 4.0 for companies, startups, and designers in Milan.
Fill out the form to discover how to become a resident. Download the one-pager to learn about our coworking, dedicated offices, and labs offer.

Revolutionize your way of designing and building: join the first urban, open, and collaborative Factory 4.0 for companies, startups, and designers in Milan.
Fill out the form to discover how to become a resident. Download the one-pager to learn about our coworking, dedicated offices, and labs offer.

Join us on the tech side of Design

Join Designtech hub to be a leading actor in the industry tech evolution and to envision the future of living. Get involved in the conversation between industry leaders and innovators!

Join Designtech hub to be a leading actor in the industry tech evolution and to envision the future of living. Get involved in the conversation between industry leaders and innovators, accessing an ecosystem of spaces and services that support the development of innovative solutions at the intersection of design and technology.

Mission

Creating a vibrant network of design living spaces, bringing together design brands, creatives and startups to form a dynamic community of innovators.

Vision

Applying a design and innovation driven approach to real estate and exporting our vision from Milan to the rest of the world.

Value

Supporting companies

and startups in the prototyping of cutting-edge solutions, providing resources and facilities to tackle the challenges of future cities and habitats.

Where are we located?

Designtech is located at CoFactory in the Milano Certosa District, the neighbourhood at the centre of a significant sustainable urban regeneration plan. Designtech is also a member of Federated Innovation, the business networking engine to accelerate the innovation creation process at MIND Milano Innovation District.

CoFactory is the headquarter of Designtech, an open urban factory in the heart of Milan. It aims to bring industry back to the city by promoting zero-kilometer production and supporting the development of the local community.

La Forgiatura

The business campus built with a sustainable perspective in the Certosa District. The area that is currently in the midst of a vibrant regeneration project led by Italian real estate development company RealStep.

Design living locations

The coworking and cofactory spaces that compose the hub offer startups and companies that are part of the ecosystem concrete opportunities to experiment with new solutions.

The coworking and cofactory spaces that compose the hub are built as living labs and managed directly by Designtech, serving as anchors of real estate redevelopment and urban regeneration operations, offering startups and companies that are part of the ecosystem concrete opportunities to adopt and experiment with new solutions.

Prototyping area
Offices
Prototyping area
Lounge area
Coworking
Offices

 

CoFactory
 

The CoFactory represents a hybrid space of approximately 1,500 sqm which hosts an area dedicated to digital fabrication and rapid prototyping integrated with office spaces, laboratories and meeting & training areas.

The CoFactory represents a hybrid space of approximately 1,500 sqm which hosts an area dedicated to digital fabrication and rapid prototyping integrated with office spaces, laboratories and meeting & training areas. It is conceived as an open urban factory where manufacturing startups and scaleups, self-producing designers and makers coexists.

via Polidoro da Caravaggio 30 20156 Milano

Lounge
Meeting podcast room
Meeting podcast room
Show cooking
Podcast recording
Hot desk
Outdoor Campus La Forgiatura

 

C.space
 

It is the tech lounge dedicated to design thinking sessions, podcast production, private events, team building and more. It represents a connecting space aimed at digital content creation.

C.space is the tech lounge dedicated to design thinking sessions, podcast production, private events, workshops, team building activities, business lunches and more. It represents a connection and meeting space aimed at the creation of digital content, becoming the first on-campus recording studio made available to the business community already based in La Forgiatura.

via Varesina 162
20156 Milano

COMMUNICATION 1: The DemoDay of the Augmented Living Lab is scheduled for June 21! | COMMUNICATION 2: Between June and October 4 Workshops will be held led by experts for the development of PoCs. |
COMMUNICATION 1: The DemoDay of the Augmented Living Lab is scheduled for June 21! | COMMUNICATION 2: Between June and October 4 Workshops will be held led by experts for the development of PoCs. |
COMMUNICATION 1: The DemoDay of the Augmented Living Lab is scheduled for June 21! | COMMUNICATION 2: Between June and October 4 Workshops will be held led by experts for the development of PoCs. |

Our Team

Designtech team brings together professionals with established backgrounds in different fields, with the common goal of building the future of habitats and cities by promoting open innovation programs that accelerate the growth of community members.

Ivan Tallarico
Founder & CEO

Graduated in Management at the Bocconi University of Milan, Ivan is a multifaceted business designer with a passion for visionary ideas that can improve people's lives and stimulate the best version of ourselves.

PATRIZIA VAVASSORI
CoFounder & COO

Graduated in Design with a Master in Marketing for Multimedia at the Politecnico of Milano, she has over 20 years of experience in fostering business innovation and promoting the digitalization of processes. 

ALESSANDRO DE CILLIS
CoFounder & CMO

With a 20-year background in international marketing and communications, he has been regional and national President of Corecom and is now strategic marketing consultant for several major companies.

DOMENICO GRECO
CoFounder & CIO

Graduated in Economics with a Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi in Milan, he has an entrepreneurial background of more than 20 years in the fields of Innovation & Innovative Ecosystem Development.

ILARIO DELLANOCE
Group CFO

With an established 20-year background in listed multinational companies, Ilario has spent the last 15 years in the high-end bedding industry, first in the role of CFO and later as Managing Director.

EMIL ABIRASCID
CoFounder & Startup Ecosystem Advisor

Journalist, founder and director of Startupbusiness, the magazine about startups and scaleups. Curator of StartupDigest Italy, advisor to Austrian Business Agency, Fondazione Symbola, Quadrans Foundation, 
TechChill Milano. 

ELENA GIRARDI
Factory Manager

Entrepreneur with strategic and innovative vision. She joined Designtech with the responsibility of managing the CoFactory project, making the most of over twenty years of experience in the industrial plant sector.

BAHAR HAMI
Project Design Manager

With a master's degree in Spatial Design at Politecnico di Milano and experience in spearheading design and innovation projects, Bahar specializes in managing creative solutions and turning disruptive ideas into reality.

GIOVANNA CORBANI
Responsabile amministrativa

Administrative manager with twenty+ years of experience gained in multinationals. With her invaluable skills she contributes to the organizational growth of Designtech, effectively managing the accounting of the company and its startups.

Join us!

Designtech community members are building the future 
of habitats and cities.

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