The Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) continues to grow, bringing together innovation centers that operate within the university and research institutes where the METU Design Factory is a member. The DFGN allows for the realization of radical innovations through cross-cultural and cross-border collaboration, independent of time frames, through the collaboration language and methods offered.
The network, which is a member of 13 innovation centers operating in different countries of the world, provides hands-on training for real and challenging industrial projects for five continental students; appropriate environment for the development of new ideas, together with leading academics and other initiatives for businesses; for researchers, they provide interdisciplinary research opportunities with industry partners.
Representatives of member centers will meet in Geneva for International Design Factory Week 2016 events on 12-16 December and develop cooperation plans and projects between centers.
DFGN member innovation centers as of November 2016: -Aalto University Design Factory -Tongji University Sino-Finnish Centre -Swinburne University of Technology Design Factory -Duoc Design Factory -CERN Ideasquare -Design Factory Korea -Porto Design Factort -PhilaU Nexus Design Factory -Frisian Design Factory -METU Design Factory -Design Factory Javeriana -NYC Design Factory -RTU Design Factory