Design Centric Business Model Workshop Taipei 2024

Taipei workshop bridges Asia, Europe on regional revitalisation and cultural sustainability.

In May and June, students from Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Germany gathered in Taipei for a workshop on regional revitalisation and cultural sustainability. Participants from business, design and IT disciplines worked on real-life cases that addressed pressing issues in these fields.

The Taipei workshop focused on three key cases:

  • Regional Revitalisation @ Sanxia: Participants explored the indigo dye industry in Sanxia, considering how traditional crafts can contribute to economic growth and cultural preservation.
  • Cultural Sustainability of Taiwan’s Indigenous Community: This case examined sustainable practices that respect and preserve the cultural heritage of the Atayal indigenous community.
  • Designing a Ship Visit Experience for the German Port Museum: Students worked to improve the visitor experience at a prominent port museum in Germany, combining historical aspects with modern visitor engagement strategies.

The workshop included a visit to the Atayal Indigenous Camp, where students learned about the community’s culture and traditions, and gained insights into cultural diversity and sustainability.

Supported by educational institutions and local non-profit organisations, the workshop facilitated international collaboration and focused on practical solutions to real-world challenges. The results of the students’ projects, now available for review, offer innovative solutions that link cultural heritage with contemporary needs.

This initiative highlights the importance of international cooperation and demonstrates how students from different continents can come together to develop solutions that respect tradition and address current challenges.

Hackathon Córdoba 2023

In September 2023, a Hackathon took place in Cordoba, Spain, with participants from ITECH and BHH from Hamburg and IES La Fuensanta from Córdoba. Funded by the Erasmus program, the workshop integrated a case provided by Interlight, a company in Cordoba, emphasizing collaboration between education and industry. This event aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging students and apprentices to devise sustainable design solutions. The partnership with Interlight not only enriched the experience with practical insights but also highlighted the workshop’s commitment to engaging with the local business ecosystem.

Design Entrepreneurship Workshop Hamburg 2023

02 September – 18 September 2023

In September 2023, in collaboration with apprentices and students from ITECH and BHH from Hamburg, MCUT from Taipei and Raseko from Turku, we conducted a Design Entrepreneurship Workshop in Hamburg. The workshop was enriched by real-life cases provided by two dedicated NGOs from Hamburg, focusing on solutions aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants actively engaged in developing and implementing sustainable design concepts. The outcomes of their work are available for review through a provided link.

Additionally, the program was augmented by a trip to Berlin, which featured a cultural and political agenda. This excursion added another layer to the experience, offering participants insights into the historical and cultural facets of Berlin as well as exposing them to the political discourse and developments that shape Germany’s capital.

Back in Hamburg, further events, including discussions with local companies, were organized. These dialogues enabled the participants to gain firsthand insights into the business world and establish connections that could prove invaluable for their future careers.

The support of the Joachim Herz Foundation was crucial to the success of the entire program. Their assistance enabled not only the financing and execution of the workshop but also the additional events and the excursion to Berlin. We are deeply grateful to the foundation for their generosity and commitment to fostering education and understanding of economics.

Design Centric Business Model Workshop Taipei 2023

24 April – 13 May 2023

Together with trainees and students from ITECH, BHH and MCUT, we conducted the Design Centric Business Model Workshop in Taipei in April and May 2023. Four companies from Taiwan and Germany brought a case to this workshop.

The cases are based on sustainable developement goals. Please check the results here.

Virtual and international Design Entrepreneurship Workshop 2022

17 June – 04 July 2022

Following our successfull programs with our international partners MCUT in Taiwan … (more)


French-German Sustainable Smart Living Workshop 2021

In cooperation with the CMQ – Campus des Métiers et des Qualifications Numérique Drôme-Ardèche (Valence/France) and the German-French Agency for exchange in vocational education ProTandem we are glad to establish a new international partnership. In May 2021 we held the first „Design Thinking and Entrepreneuship Workshop“ with students from France and Germany, due to Covid as an collaborative, digital event.


ITECH bili-Hackathon 2020 – Living with the Virus


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