October 16, 2017

Design for Startups

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2018 Call for Company Partners – Design for Startups

Dates: January – April, 2018
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

More information on the project at d4s.ecuad.ca



Design for Startups is an initiative of Emily Carr University of Art + Design to connect designers to companies. 

  • You tell us what problem you would like solved
  • We match you with a designer who has the skills in that area
  • Student designers join your company team and work closely with you and your stakeholders to find solutions
  • Student designers meet with other designers weekly in a lab setting, where they are supported by Emily Carr faculty to keep the projects on track
  • This is not an internship program: it is a design lab that happens in partnership with participating companies and Emily Carr

This program was piloted in Fall 2013 and has been successfully implemented with 35 companies to date.

For more information

Deadline: November 1, 2017


The Design for Startups Industry Research Program is generously supported by the British Columbia Innovation Council.

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