The Industrial Design Center (IDC) is the open knowledge center of Howest University of Applied Sciences and Ghent University where industry, research and education meet, make and co-create.
IDC represents 25 years of experience in product design, innovation and creativity. Our expertise ranges throughout the design process. We are your partner from the fuzzy front-end to setting up a pilot run, from short term professional services to long term multidisciplinary research projects.
IDC wants to trigger cooperation, spark innovation and provoke solutions. Together we can create meaningful products and services with added value!
" IDC is an open living lab where industry, research and education meet, make and co-create."
PROTOTYPING & TECHNOLOGY MATERIALIZATION
HUMAN & SUSTAINABILITY DRIVEN INNOVATION
DESIGN METHODOLOGY & APPLIED CREATIVITY
Professional designers and manufacturing companies can rely on our expertise to support their design activities and to increase the quality of their design process.
Non-designers benefit our expertise too. By injecting design competences into non-designers, we help them to tackle their challenges and design solution.
Rely on our expertise to co-create products and services with an added value in the most efficient way.
IDC in numbers
TANGIBLE & VIRTUAL
(Multidisciplinary) Research projects
National & European collaboration
Internships & Thesis
IDC factory membership
Traditional & high-end machine park
Basic or advanced machine training
Labs, studios & eventspace
Industrial Design Center