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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...

We’re proud to let you know that Team Shortcut (David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex and Maximilian Mahal) has been granted a one year EXIST scholarship, starting in June. The financial support and additional Coaching mean that Shortcut will soon be started up as a company officially, which will be an important step towards realizing the ‹Digital Prosthesis›. Big thanks to weißensee academy of art berlin, primarily to the internal and external coaches of DesignFarmBerlin for the great support! It allowed us to...

Hello everyone! We are happy to announce that the second round of applications for a DesignFarm start-up scholarship is open now. The deadline for expressions of interest is January 16, 2016. This call for scholarships is open for students and graduates of Weißensee Academy of Arts Berlin only. For more information consult the Apply-Page. We are looking forward to hear from you!...

dadamachines continues its mission of bridging the analog and digital music worlds. On December 16, 2016 Johannes Lohbihler gave a talk at creative mornings with a live performance for all interested in new music technologies. Johannes especially emphasized the beauty of analog compositions and how they can enrich the digital sounds. With dadamachines, his aim is to enable the Internet of Music. And the time is about right to make it work. Listen here his talk in full coverage: https://creativemornings.com/talks/johannes-lohbihler and don't forget to...