in5 goes to Dubai Design Week with exhibition and specialist workshops
in5, an enabling hub for design, technology and media start-ups, has confirmed its participation in Dubai Design Week, both as an exhibitor and through a series of workshops.
Between November 8 and 13, the incubator will showcase its emerging design practices in a multidisciplinary exhibit that will include a variety of thought processes highlighting innovative new practices, products with technology-driven design, as well as user-centered design paradigms.
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The exhibition explores the role that technology plays in many of the approaches taken by design start-ups, whether using 3D printing or aerospace technology to create more efficient, smarter and more efficient products and designs. innovative.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, said: “in5 aims to be an ecosystem of incubators that provides entrepreneurs and start-ups with optimal conditions for growth. We have come to Dubai Design Week to showcase some fascinating projects and concepts that are being developed in the design space.
A wide range of concepts will be examined through these projects, ranging from culture, craftsmanship, sustainability, spirituality and wellness.
KDSV will present Gateway To Heaven, a stainless steel canopy that uses columns and a water curtain to create the illusion of a waterfall pouring from the sky to the earth, and Boostpod, an urban device that aims to redefine the work-life balance by providing a private and soundproof environment accessible by app in public places.
Another project from in5 start-up NYXO Visionary Design is Urban Fossils, a district cooling system that relies on a porous structure inspired by fossils to reduce technologies through a combination of algorithm-based design and printing. 3D on sand.
Other exhibitors at the show include CODE, Neo Architecture, Shatha Essa, Seen Meem Interior Design, Uche by Amber and Stelyx. The latter will present innovative bending methods adapted to the aerospace industry during the exhibition. The Stelyx T-Bench, for example, is a bench that automatically adjusts its length to maintain social distancing, while Gravity Tree Rack will dry clothes while saving space and time with a design that draws inspiration from branches of a tree.
In collaboration with its partners, in5 Design will also organize a series of workshops during Dubai Design Week.
The sessions cover a wide range of topics. Some will be based on hands-on demonstrations and hands-on labs, such as the uses of the CNC for laser cutting and robotic milling – the newest addition to the in5 prototyping lab – while others will be more theoretical, such as Pantone’s talk on the role of color in brand recognition and the foundation of color psychology by color theorist Fatima Al Shirawi.
Sustainable development is also in the spotlight in the workshops, particularly in the fashion space through sessions covering zero waste design for clothing as well as the sourcing of sustainable fabrics and an introduction to sustainable design.
“These workshops not only provide participants with valuable information on a range of design technology topics, but also provide a platform for our partners to present their solutions to a wider audience,” said Al Suwaidi.
“Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art facilities and see for themselves how prototyping and fashion labs can help entrepreneurs and start-ups. “
in5 is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups, encouraging innovation and helping new ideas reach the market. It offers five key benefits, which include a robust business setup framework, training and mentoring, networking, investment opportunities, and cutting-edge prototyping labs, studios, and creative workspaces.
In October 2021, in5 announced a new milestone as its start-ups crossed the AED 1.4 billion investment mark, reaffirming Dubai’s leading position as an attractive destination for talent and entrepreneurship. . Direct investments came from venture capital and angel investors.