Design Factory@SIT

Impact the Future with Design-Led Innovation

Adopting a user-centric model, Design Factory@SIT (DF@SIT) seeks to support industry partners through collaborative innovation projects, thereby creating authentic interdisciplinary and collaborative learning opportunities for students, and enhance the workplace learning continuum.

As a member of the Design Factory Global Network, DF@SIT will collaborate with a network of innovation hubs in universities and research organisations across five continents in the world, across cultures, time zones and organisational boundaries to foster radical innovations. DF@SIT seeks to help students, academic staff and companies employ design-led innovation tools to pilot ideas and build roadmaps for the changing marketplace.


To help businesses unlock their value by embracing disruption and championing design innovation thinking through a multi-disciplinary approach.


Enable businesses to  move up the innovation value chain  by harnessing our network of talent and capabilities.


Providing project scoping, management and industry mentorship for strategy development and business planning, anchored on Design Thinking Methodology for pre-startup projects.

  • DF@SIT-originated projects from our applied learning and teaching opportunities.
  • DF@SIT-enabled innovations through follow-on full contact mentoring of project teams that have undergone training with DF@SIT and collaborative partnerships with like-minded entities.


Empowering innovators and businesses with training, centred on robust design thinking and a different innovation framework, supplemented with evolving industry knowledge.

3-year Joint Collaboration
A joint collaboration between DF@SIT and a partner organisation is a platform for substantial, meaningful pathways that offer thematic areas to ensure a pipeline of projects that SIT students and staff from partner organisations can work on. These could include proof-of-concept or capstone projects. The structured collaboration across three years aims to deliver downstream application outcomes and be known in the broader ecosystem.

DF@SIT offers a selection of workshops for industry and individuals interested in design innovation, ideation, and co-creation projects.

  • 1-Day Design Plus Masterclass
  • 3-Day User Centric Design Innovation workshop


DF@SIT aims to bring together businesses and institutions from Singapore and across Asia to develop a regional collaborative hub for advancing applied learning and applied research through a passion-based culture and effective problem solving.


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