Design Factory Global Network

Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) is a network of innovation hubs in universities and research organisations in five continents of the world. DFGN is on a mission to create change in the world of learning and research through passion-based culture and effective problem solving. Shared understanding and common ways of working enable Design Factories in the network to collaborate efficiently across cultures, time zones and organisational boundaries fostering radical innovations.

Where we are

DFGN currently extends to almost all corners of the world with partners in five different continents. All Design Factories are created to drive change in the local context, whether it is hosted by a university or a research institution

helsinki
shanghai
melbourne
santiago
geneva
seoul
porto
philadelphia
leeuwarden
ankara
bogota
new york
riga
valencia
são paulo
hamilton
warsaw
barcelona
kyoto
cali
mannheim
tartu
hämeenlinna
new york
daejeon
Tel Aviv
bologna
leuven
london
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Meet the DFGN team

DFGN is the activity that takes place in and between the different Design Factories. To find out more, meet the local faces of each platform. DFGN also has a small team in Aalto University, looking after the development of the network.

Päivi Oinonen

Design Factory Global Network

Marthe Dehli

Design Factory Global Network

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Local representatives

Martti Jerkku

Aalto Design Factory

Xihan Cheng

Sino-Finnish Centre

Pauliina Mattila

Design Factory Melbourne

Andrea Ordenes

Duoc Design Factory

Tuuli Utriainen

Ideasquare @ CERN

Seon Lee

Design Factory Korea

Paulo Ferraz

Porto Design Factory

Tod Corlett

Nexus Design Factory

Eric Voigt

Frisian Design Factory

Arzu Gonenc

METU Design Factory

Ricardo Rugeles

Design Factory Javeriana

Jaclyn Kopel

New York City Design Factory

Liga Efeja

Riga Technical University Design Factory

Carlos Ripoll Soler

UPV Design Factory

Diana Riveros Ospina

Cali Design Factory

Eduardo Zancul

Design Factory São Paulo

Margi Moore

Design Factory New Zealand

Piotr Palka

Warsaw Design Factory

Laura Bellorini

Fusion Point

Sushi Suzuki

Kyoto Design Lab

Kirstin Kohler

inno.space

Anne Jääger

University of Tartu Delta Sandbox

Luca Iandoli

St. John's University Design Factory

Jari Jussila

HAMK Design Factory

Hyo-Kyun Park

Hannam Design Factory

Daniel Altman

Shenkar Design Factory

Matteo Vignoli

oper.space

Chrisje Haenen

Technovation Hub

Ryan Smith

Design Factory London