From 18th to 24th June, Porto Design Factory hosted the International Design Factory Week (IDFW).
This year’s edition counted with the presence of 25 participants worldwide, including the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) and its 24 members, all Design Factories, from different locations, size, background but all based in co-creation and learning. In fact, this two shared ideas and values are essential to be considered a Design Factory. Nowadays this concept is becoming more common not only among universities, but also a research centers and also companies, enhancing the probability of interaction between academics, industry developers and technology transfer programmes.
On the 21th June, the project Universities of the Future was present in the event within an open public debate about the future of jobs and the future of education. This session counted with the participation of representatives from IKEA Industry, AEP, INESC TEC and Aalto University, as well as PDF as moderator and the State Secretary of Industry presenting a final note.
The event was a huge success and counted with the participation of dozens of young enthusiasts in the world of Design Factories!