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We are happy to let you know that DesignFarm will be exhibiting this year along with 300 other SMEs at the annual Innovationstag Mittelstand 2017 on the site of AiF Projekt GmbH in Berlin-Pankow. Apart from showcasing some of the current ventures as Esther Zahn's UXFTT and Ursula Wagner's Dynamic Fabrics we would like to emphasize the increasing role of design in the technological context. We are looking forward to meet you at our booth: Register here  ...

Everything that is state-of-the-art technology can not be patented. That means that, as soon as technical innovation has been published, it cannot be legally protected anymore. ‹Shortcut – The Digital Prosthesis› was the outcome of a university project at weißensee academy of art berlin and was presented publicly afterwards. While this led to a quite a few press articles on the one hand, it also meant that patenting was no longer an option – at least in Germany. In the...

Developers, business economists and sales managers – the founding team seems to be complete. Far from it! Anastasia Zagorni, coordinator at DesignFarmBerlin, tells Projekt Zukunft why designers should play an integral role in a startup right from the beginning. The accelerator supports design-related startups founded at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Read the complete interview here...

On March 8th, 2017 DesignFarm and Factory Berlin joined their efforts to showcase some of the forward-thinking start-ups in design-in-tech: Shortcut - the digital prosthesis Founders: Lucas Rex, Maximilian Mahal, David Kaltenbach Shortcut is a digital wristband that translates phantom hand gestures and planar movements into a wireless computer control. It facilitates a quick re-entry into the profession and unrestricted digital  interaction. Shortcut’s mission is to enable „human-machine“ interaction for an affordable price: www.digital-prosthesis.de Col-laboratory Co-creators: Lisa Dannebaum, Francesca Kaes and Rebekka Lauer C-lab is a software...

Workshop with new applicants at Fab Lab Berlin on March 8-9th, 2017 The spring has brought new visions to the DesignFarm community. On March 8-9th we held our second DesignFarm workshop with new applicants, seasoned farmers as well as old and new friends of the farm as Fab Lab Berlin, Dimension Alley, Futteralhaus, Peppermint, Sunride, IXDS, Virturocks and SAP. Incoming founders could get the first feedback on their concepts, liaise with industry representatives and enjoy the open atmosphere of Fab Lab. On top of...

It‘s been almost six months since the first ever Design-in-tech Accelerator – DesignFarmBerlin came to life: An initiative supporting designers in placing their product ideas on the market. In times when accelerators in Berlin urge for scale and cash streams our approach can be regarded as kind of odd. Firstly, we focus on ideas that bridge design and technology. Design is the cradle for innovation and technology is what makes it sparkle. Numerous examples from the industry, AirBnB, Snapchat, Pinterest, prove...