COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY AND DESIGN EDUCATIONS MANAGED BY A THIRD PARTY ORGANISATION
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Peter Childs, Stephen Green, Ashley Hall, Aran Dasan
Author: Eriksen, Kaare; Knudsen, Joan
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Lifestyle & Design Cluster, Denmark
Section: Collaboration and Industrial Involvement in Design and Engineering Education
Setting up collaborative projects with companies and design educations can be a time-consuming task for academic staff and the industry partners when planning the projects and handling delicate matters such as IPR, NDA’s and economic aspects. In this paper, the authors present and analyze an initiative that has been running for 12 years, where an independent organisation set up and run different collaborative projects involving design educations and companies. The paper presents the most significant results and findings from the initiative that involves a diversity of Danish design educations and companies. The authors discuss the main obstacles when setting up such collaborative and crossdisciplinary projects and the advantages of involving a third party.