Design School Kolding has, for several years, worked closely with companies and organisations – private and public – to develop products, processes and services. And with great success. The school would therefore like to open its doors to even more partners who can help raise awareness of – and not least experience – how design processes and user-centered design can make a difference in companies and organisations.
Companies and organisations can enter into a research collaboration with Design School Kolding and gain access to – and help create – the latest research-based knowledge in design.
Design School Kolding is a seasoned collaborator. The school works with a variety of external partners – in its education, in its projects and in its research – with good results and experiences as a consequence.
In the field of research, there are many different forms of collaboration and funding. And they can be adapted to the specific needs of the company.
Examples of collaboration:
- Commissioned research – The company engages one or more researchers for a specific project.
- Co-financed research – Together with the Design School, the company enters into national or international collaborative projects, e.g. PhD projects.
- Industrial PhD – the Industrial PhD scheme is a special subsidy programme for companies that may apply for a grant for a three-year business-oriented PhD project through the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. The company employs an Industrial PhD student who is also enrolled at Design School Kolding.