Early this year DesignFarm accepted seven new ventures. Five of them started right away in February. We are very excited to support:
Silke Hofman who is exploring (PhD) and creating a bra for women after post-mastectomy;
“Same” team of Nadine Auth and Aeneas Stankowski, developing a prototyping methodology and a software based on machine learning;
Anton Papenfuss with his modular microarchitecture;
Tim van der Loo creating new textiles out of recycled materials;
Vinter, Adrian Haase & Julian Goretzky, introducing a new service design for mobility
With this wide range of topics and aspects we are bringing new attitude into social contexts and hope to challenge a bit the current start-up scene with experiment and human touch. Until the next post and cheers to the newcomers!
It’s been a journey. Case Studies joined DesignFarm in 2017 with an aim to accomplish a transition from fashion into interior. They have tailored their techniques, found the right production partners, designed new patterns and came stronger with a wonderful collection of blankets and cushions that are available for purchase now – October 2019.
As colorists, Case Studies, bring into their garments various shades and nuances making us feel warmer, lighter and happier.
Hardware Tech Safari – 10.09.2019
Last Tuesday we were at the opening of the new prototype park “Start-A-Factory” at the IZM (Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro integration).
The Start-A-Factory at Fraunhofer IZM offers a unique device infrastructure and working environment for hardware start-ups. It enables fast development from the initial idea to the prototype in project-related cooperations and with state-of-the-art equipment. Three DesignFarm companies presented their hardware at the opening ceremony:
AudioGait – a walking trainer with acoustic feedback, ILPS – a new method for textile treatment with UV and composer – intuitive sequencer for musical instruments.
More about concept and contact can be found here.
Dadamachines announces grid based midi performance sequencer composer pro.
Last week Steffen Sennert and Johannes Lohbihler from Dadamachines presented their Composer Pro at the Superbooth 2019. Steffen developed the Composer Pro on the DesignFarm until the finished prototype. The rest of the time on the Farm he will produce the Kickstarter campaign for the sequencer. Dadamachines plans to have the Composer Pro ready for release by late summer 2019.
Last Thursday, we had our first Farmer picnic. After 6 rounds of support, it was time to call all generations of Farmers together to celebrate, network and share experiences. A great evening with many Farmers and everything else that is important: pizza, beer, and music from Dadamachines and Composer.
The “Future Festival” in Berlin once again demonstrated the wealth of ideas of small and medium-sized enterprises and illustrated the effectiveness of the technology-open innovation funding of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).
Again the DesignFarmBerlin had a highly interactive Innovation Day for Businesses in Technology. Exhibited were Robin Hoske and Leon Laskowski with their Design Lab WINT, Madeleine Marquardt with her Laser Printing Process on Textiles and Juan Opitz-Silva, Facundo Gutierrez and José Villatoro with Motor Skins, a fluid-driven exosuit.
The farmers were able to present their product innovations and technical processes. In addition to contacts and feedback from the industry, some were also able to go home with cooperation agreements and order inquiries.
All 6 farmers work experimentally in the high-tech sector and develop conclusive processes for new processes and products.
Madeleine Marquardt #ILPS
Juan Opitz-Silva #Motor Skins Facundo Gutierrez #Motor Skins