DRK for business

Do you need an innovation boost, product innovation, expertise, cooperation with young talent, visibility, networking or marketing?

Designregio Kortrijk matches you up with the creative and innovative skills you need and offers support from A to Z.

Because designers are experts in the innovation of products, services, methods, materials,.... They are not only creative. They are also critical. They dare to question the mundane. And when devising solutions, they start from the needs of the customer or end-user.

Over the past 15 years, Designregio Kortrijk and its founding partners have developed various formats for bringing innovation to companies, based on design methods. Our services range from a targeted match to intensive guidance in product and service development and even online and offline communication about the realisation. We work fully tailored to your company and your needs.

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"By working together with a designer, materials and production processes were initiated that we would not otherwise use in the company, but which proved to be an added value and enrichment."

Karel Francois, Q-lite, participant of the 5X5® innovation track

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"The external view of a professional designer encourages you to take off your daily blinders."

Thierry Demuynck, Demuynck sofa manufacturer, participant in the 5X5® innovation process

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Realised projects

Zorgproject

Every meal a little happiness

We coordinated the 'Every meal a little happiness' project where designers from Studio Dott worked with Care Group H.Hart and students from Devine Howest on a user-friendly meal process for the care home's residents.

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Collaboration with Kaunas, Lithuania

The cooperation with the Lithuanian city of Kaunas - fellow UNESCO City of Design - was a thread running through 2022. Not only did we go there with a delegation of 34 people on an inspiration trip, we also rolled out 5X5® innovation projects with 5 Lithuanian companies and 2 Flemish and 3 Lithuanian designers. And we got to present this to the royal couple in October.

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Hack The Material with IVC Commercial

In the project Hack The Material, Belgian flooring brand is letting the next generation of designers experiment with its products around the influence on people's well-being.

"We challenge companies to jump into the future, and with the results we see what we can build for them today."

Pieter Lesage, design agency Studio Dott

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