Below are some examples of the projects that designContext has supported,
at the three different scales.
Projects supporting Entrepreneurs:
designContext formed a small network of international designers, innovators and artists, to support the CEO in his initial go-to-market strategy, and a first range of initial concept product designs. This French green-tech start-up, is now in the mature stages of ramping up development of printable, flexible and lightweight organic photovoltaic cells.
Find out more about dracula technologies here.
Projects supporting Production:
designContext has supported DYCLE Diaper Cycle Team, through various stages in their development process. The first work included a synthesis of their ‘state-of-the-art,’ helping to bring an overview of where they were, that could be shared with all stakeholders. Followed by a research study into the available technologies for the fabrication of the diaper insert outer-lining. Also, research into existing and potential bio-based materials for the diaper insert main absorber. Work included supporting prototyping projects; research; co-producing a ‘hackathon‘ in Berlin; supporting Dycle in Paris within the FAMAE investment competition; and visual explanations of complex chemistry, in simple to understand ways.
Projects supporting Regions:
designContext supported FARNET (European Fisheries Areas Network), in their European
‘Closing the Loop – the circular economy in fisheries and aquaculture‘ transnational 3 day seminar event, and publication.
The work included developing and giving a presentation on the potential of sharing and re-use models in fisheries, round-table discussions, group workshop support, and supporting the writing and images in the seminar magazine guide. Presentations were given in English, with French and Spanish in discussion groups.