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.
"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
Stan is the link between the industry and the designers. Under his coordination, the innovation processes with companies and designers take shape. As coordinator of the open makerspace BUDA::lab, he keeps his finger on the pulse of the makerspace world.
"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
What happens when you get designers to think of new uses for old meter covers, work clothes, rubber scraps or surplus awning textiles?
The CICO hub project brought together eight Flemish designers and companies Fluvius, Sunconfex and Moerman to develop new products from waste through cocreation, linked to the social economy.
Bringing companies' unique stories to life in our network is what we do with the WONDERING STORIES series, told by a copywriter and designed by a visual creative.
As for Haelvoet, which with its Connect Solutions - the healthcare bed that connects easily and communicates efficiently.
Beltrami announces name change to KIOSK
The reference for tiles in natural stone and composite materials from Harelbeke has been listening to the name "Brachot Harelbeke" since 1 October. To make this name change even better known to the general public, Brachot is presenting in the KIOSK, in collaboration with illustrator Xavier Truant.
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.
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.
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