Iterate to Innovate


Challenge Based Innovation

Connecting CERN technology and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A³ is a Design Factory Melbourne initiative, which builds on earlier Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) pilots at IdeaSquare CERN, focused around using design innovation to develop outcomes that connect CERN technology with societal needs in a tangible way

get inspired | past projects

Projects and their process



food waste | hospitals| farm

Elimination of food wastage in hospitals entirely


e-waste | personal devices

Responsible practices in electronic wastes and personal device use
Team: ATMA


wildfires | roads

Creating a safe passage. In case of fire, roads don’t get blocked.


e-waste | climatization| farms

Centralized system refrigeration and climatization
Team: CB-OND

“Accelerating tech-transfer for social impact”

 6 months | Design Innovation Process

Process Phases

1. Connections

Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and CERN technologies, and making connections


2. Design Proposal

Developing conceptual design ideas to well defined proposed solutions


3. Future Strategies

Exploring strategies for implementing design solutions considering future scenarios for 2020, 2025 and 2030

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Design Factory Melbourne

DFM operates at the intersection of university and industry, uniting students, academics, industry, researchers and community. On every DFM project we bring together an interdisciplinary team from across our network to lend their knowledge, skills and insights to diverse innovation challenges. Co-creation is fundamental to our practice: it influences how we work and think; it enables us to facilitate innovation through understanding different opinions and points of view.

Partners 2018/19