Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) is part of the Global Design Factory Network — an international network of universities and research organisations offering innovative education, research and partnerships.
Design Factory Melbourne has delivered 100+ interdisciplinary industry projects, with 80+ partners, across diverse sectors including numerous national and international collaborations. Partners can be an organisation of any size or type, ranging from corporate to government to not-for-profit.
Successful DFM and partner collaborations awards include:
- Codesigning affordable solutions for people with disabilities: Winner EEE, AsiaPacific for engagement and entrepreneurship for Design Factory Melbourne and TOM@University
- Fostering innovation culture: for Swinburne’s Innovation Hub-for Innovation and Collaboration Space of the Year 2019; First Runner up EEE, AsiaPacific awards
- Industry problem solving: outstanding collaboration in higher education & training. Design Factory Melbourne, BHERT finalist, 2019.
Our latest news
Students use technology to make banking more inclusive
Four Swinburne students have designed an inclusive financial literacy and banking app to address the challenges faced by neurodiverse people.Tuesday 20 July 2021
Prototyping from home: Design Factory Melbourne supports students to create remotely
Based at Swinburne, Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) has created 'ProtoKIT' to help students build and make prototypes while they study remotely.Monday 14 September 2020
Swinburne and Aalto University Joint PhDJoint PhD embraces different disciplines in design innovation spaceWednesday 11 March 2020
Design Factory Melbourne aligns design, science and tech in PhiladelphiaDesign Factories share best practice and future collaborations in design, science and technology.Friday 24 January 2020