Competition encourages students to step outside their comfort zone 

Competition encourages students to step outside their comfort zone 


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Are you an entrepreneur in the hospitality and trade sector?

We are currently running an exciting project aimed at businesses in the tourism and experience industries where there is an element of trade. The idea is to support businesses in the ongoing transformation of the sector, which has been given an even greater boost by the corona pandemic. One way of doing this is to develop a new knowledge bank - well worth a visit.

Our programmes


" 9 preparatory workshops
" Market Verification
" Makerspaces and co-working
" Templates and tools
For those who have a business idea and want to develop a prototype of a product or service and investigate the need in the market, have the opportunity to spend about 10h a week.
Contact the programme manager for more info


" 14 workshops and lectures
" In-depth business coaching individually and in groups
" Mentoring Programme
" Community
" Access to prototype workshops
" Office space
For those who have a business and developed a prototype or finished product, proven that there is a market, working at least half-time and ready to take the next step.
Start 8 Feb

Future Retail Lab

Trade & Hospitality Accelerator Programme
" Industry-specific workshops
" Knowledge & experience exchange
" Development of business models
" Inspiration
For owner-managed companies in the trade and hospitality sector who want to transform their business in response to globalisation and digitalisation.
22 Feb - 31 May

eXpression Design

Product Development Program
" Inspirational lectures
" Study visits to manufacturers
" Business development
" Individualised coaching
For designers who run businesses and have the will and drive to gear up their creativity with local production and entrepreneurship with enhanced profitability and new markets.
24 May - 14 Aug

Summer eXpression

Product Development Program
" Intensive Programme (7 summer weeks)
" From idea to sale at Designtorget
" Cooperation with manufacturing companies
" Follows the design process
For students or a young designer and curious to learn the process from the drawing board to production and sales. A work sample is required for application.
14 Feb - 13 Mar

Cultural Heritage Programme

Business Development Programme Heritage & Sustainability
" Sustainable production and recycling
" Storytelling and branding
" The S-P-O-K manufacturer network
" Focus on cultural heritage and sustainable design
For those who want to create new sustainable concepts and offers, develop your story and discover new digital production methods - in a context where cultural heritage is at the centre.
Start 20 Oct

An incubator for cultural and creative businesses

We are a business incubator that supports driven entrepreneurs and creators in the cultural and creative industries. We offer business development, a creative coworking environment with a prototype lab and the opportunity to be part of a growing community.