Coming up: First ever DF Bootcamp


HAMK DF Bootcamp is a week-long event presenting Design Factory culture and activities. During the week participants have an opportunity to learn from others and plan their own DF environment. Participants will get familiar with DF history, infrastructure, ways of working, and pedagogical philosophy while starting to develop their own strategy and implementation. Working happens together co-creating with other bootcampers and staff members.

The Bootcamp is great place for those who have a dream and are interested in development but needs inspiration and insights from others.  During the week guests also have a chance to take part in the Design Factory PD3 (Product Development in 3 hours). In PD3, teams have three hours to create a prototype. They have machines, materials, and innovation kits available at Design Factory to use for their solution. PD3 includes coaches from HAMK Design Factory and HAMK. Bootcamp is organized as part of the RUN-EU Super week.

We hope to be able to inspire and help others to build their own Design Factories. Staff from our HAMK DF participated in Aalto DF Bootcamp back in the days when we were building our own Design Factory. So now we are organizing our very first Bootcamp so we can continue to share the DF culture forward. We also hope to get ideas and perspectives to our own work and get inspired by the participants’ thoughts and ideas. From the video below you can see parts from the DF Aalto Bootcamp 2019. We are very excited to meet all the participants!

2019.03 – Aalto DF Bootcamp Documentary v6 from Design Factory Global Network on Vimeo.


The Regional University Network (RUN-EU) is a combination of eight universities from six different countries all working together in co-operation. The RUN-EU universities are Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal), Polytechnic of Cavado and Ave (Portugal), Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland), Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland), NHL Stenden (The Netherlands), Széchenyi István University (Hungary), Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (Austria) and Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland). There are eight different packages that aim to create a joint European University. These work packages are:

      • 1: Coordination and Management
      • 2: European Innovation Hubs
      • 3: Future and Advanced Skills Academies
      • 4: European Mobility Innovation Centre
      • 5: RUN-EU Discovery Program
      • 6: Short Advanced Programmes
      • 7: Collaborative European Degrees
      • 8: Dissemination and Sustainability

HAMK is leading the Work Package 3: Future and Advanced Skills Academies and co-leader in Work Package 7: Collaborative European Degrees.

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