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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.
Creating a vibrant network of design living spaces, bringing together design brands, creatives and startups to form a dynamic community of innovators.
Applying a design and innovation driven approach to real estate and exporting our vision from Milan to the rest of the world.
and startups in the prototyping of cutting-edge solutions, providing resources and facilities to tackle the challenges of future cities and habitats.
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Where are we located?
Designtech is located in MIND Milano Innovation District and is a member of Federated Innovation, the network that accelerates the innovation creation processes at MIND. The second facility of the hub is located in the Certosa District, the Milanese neighbourhood at the centre of an important sustainable urban regeneration plan.
MIND Milano Innovation District covers an area of 1 million sqm and represents an international centre of excellence dedicated to the progress and well-being of people. A future-oriented destination where knowledge sharing and research are key principles.
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.
Designtech Pavilion MIND
A coworking space of over 1,000 sqm within the Milanese innovation district that promotes the acceleration of innovation processes through collaboration between startups, scaleups and companies.
Designtech’s Pavilion represents the first coworking space of over 1,000 sqm within the Milanese innovation district. It offers innovative spaces and services, enabling collaboration between startups, scaleups and companies aimed at accelerating innovation processes and developing sector’s initiatives.
via Decumano 19, MIND
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
Currently in an advanced stage of construction, it represents a hybrid space of approximately 1,500 sqm which will host an area dedicated to digital fabrication and rapid prototyping integrated with office spaces, laboratories and meeting & training areas.
The Cofactory, currently in an advanced stage of construction, represents a hybrid space of approximately 1,500 sqm which will host 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 will coexist.
via Polidoro da Caravaggio
30 20156 Milano
Through open innovation programs that connect startups that want to accelerate their growth and industry-leading companies in search of innovation, we initiate pilot collaborations, creating PoCs (Proof of concept).
Our Open Innovation Labs activate and prove “game-changing” Concepts. Designtech Labs are design-driven innovation pathways based on the principles of open innovation and human-centered design. The aim is to bring out new use cases enabled by transformative technologies and to guide the creation of PoCs resulting from the collaboration between startups and Lab partners.
Selection of the proposals that may lead to the development of PoCs
In collaboration with the Call’s partners
Spreading of the results, with the involvement of trade associations and policy makers
A new initiative themed Augmented Living.
The Lab aims to select innovative technology solutions that will redesign the concept of Living, from an inclusive, adaptive and smart approach.
The Additive Design Lab was born to promote the experimentation of innovative solutions in the field of Additive Manufacturing. Its applications address the three technology areas of Materials, Hardware and Software, and Services, to integrate Additive technology in Construction, Interior and Product Design.
Not launched yet
The Fashion Furniture Circular Lab, in collaboration with the Fashion Technology Accelerator, aims to generate and diffuse innovative solutions for tracking and upgrading textile production waste, with a cross-industry upcycling approach.
The Offsite Call led to the selection of innovators and startups with enabling ideas and technologies for the transformation of the Construction sector. The Lab researched projects and solutions in the area of offsite construction systems (construction hybridized with manufacturing) that can reduce the time, cost and environmental impact of construction.
Networking & Placement
This is an exclusive opportunity to stay updated on innovation topics and increase your visibility. The service includes a tailored route that allows you to create valuable connections and place your products in a vibrant context of innovation.
This is an exclusive opportunity to stay updated on innovation topics and increase your visibility by becoming one of the subjects of Designtech communication through its web & social channels, newsletters and podcasts. The service includes a tailored route that allows you to create valuable connections with Designtech’s network, made up of the most important design companies.
Through Product Placement, Members have the opportunity to place their products in a vibrant context of innovation.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Co-founder of the digital strategy and social media management company Werybiz, he has a 20-year background in marketing and commercial management.
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.
Administrative manager with twenty+ years of experience gained in multinational companies. With her precious skills she contributes to the organizational growth of Designtech, effectively managing the company's and affiliated startups' accounting.
With a master's degree in Integrated Product Design at the Politecnico of Milan and a passion for the world of communication, Greta visualizes the soul of Designtech through the creation of graphic content.
Designtech community members are building the future
of habitats and cities.