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Innovation

Porto Design Factory seeks innovation through interdisciplinary co-creation. During the educational programs, students dive deeply into the four domains of creative exploration - Science, Engineering, Design and Art – and are heavily engaged in experiment-based and practice-based research activities.

This often leads to disruptive proofs-of-concept that are co-created between companies and interdisciplinary teams. At Porto Design Factory, we consider these proofs-of-concept as disruptive innovation and we develop tailor made follow-up collaborative labs, that still engage students and companies in co-development and market uptake activities of these innovations.

To help with those tasks, a community of innovators is being built, gathering top research centers and researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, mentors, experts and funding institutions, throughout multiple knowledge exchange initiatives.