Summer eXpression

Design for real

During a summer, you as a young creator get the chance to take your design from idea to finished product in collaboration with skilled producers in the Umeå region.

Summer eXpression is the summer program that is aimed at students in aesthetic education, young undiscovered creators and innovators. The program focuses on the design of utility items and during its seven weeks you will work with sketches and prototypes to then put your designs into small-scale production.

If you want to broaden your portfolio, learn more about entrepreneurship, design, packaging, pricing and production, Summer eXpression is right for you.

Each participant is offered the opportunity to produce their design in a limited number of editions depending on the choice of material and producer. The program therefore puts you in early contact with skilled producers who will help you make the right decisions for your design.

Summer eXpression ends with an opening where you get the chance to show off and sell your product.

Application content

Updated closer to application startup.

Who should seek

If you are a student in aesthetic education and want to broaden your portfolio, learn more about entrepreneurship, design, packaging, pricing and production, Summer eXpression is right for you.

The program receives ten participants who are accepted by a jury consisting of our business coaches and experienced industry experts.

Application period: February-April

Program period: June-August

FAQ

Yes, during the program period you are required to be on site in Umeå as much of the program is conducted in the incubator workshops.

Participation in eXpress is free of charge. What we demand of you is your time and commitment.

In our Incubator program Creatives you have the opportunity to choose from three different office spaces:

  • Cleandesk
  • Custom desktop
  • Studio

The other programs include a cleandesk location and the possibility to rent your own desk or studio.

To access an office space, you must search and be accepted into one of our programs.

No. During the program you will be assisted by experts to develop utility objects from sketches, prototypes to small-scale production. 

Programme managers

Barbro

Renkel

CEO

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eXpression Umeå's core offering is our business development programs, but we have more to offer. Read more about our offers and environments here.