Collaboration

Got a design challenge?

Find out how you, as a company or external client, can collaborate with an Industrial Design student. Close collaborations are often the best way to realize a meaningful knowledge exchange. As a university, we are always on the forefront of what technology and design will bring in years to come, we research and develop the upcoming industry standards. As part of our network, you’ll have acces to world class research facilities, state of the art expertise and advanced results. 

Next to these general benefits that come with a collaboration with our department, our students and their work is of great value to our industry partners. Through different modes of cooperation, their talents, knowledge and drive will shape the collaboration and drive its results.

There are several modes in which our students can work for you:

Areas of expertise

To achieve our mission, the our bachelor's and the master's programs focus on designing, valorising, researching and creating interactive systems, products and related services in a societal context with an awareness of intelligent systems. Therefore, the discipline of ID builds on five domain specific areas of expertise:

  • creativity and aesthetics;
  • technology and realisation;
  • user and society;
  • business and entrepreneurship;
  • math, data and computing.

Students learn to integrate the competencies related to the different expertise areas in design and research processes in a professional and scientific way.