Accelerating tech-transfer for social impact with CBI A3

CBI A³ was developed by Design Factory Melbourne for and in collaboration with partners from the Global Design Factory Network (DFGN).

We aim to empower students with the mindset and skills to be change makers, imagining and realising futures that respect humans and the ecological systems we exist in. We have a 6.5 month program of guided curriculum for tertiary student teams around the globe to take a UN SDG, and explore it in relation to their local context (e.g. Melbourne, Victoria). 

 6.5 months | Design Innovation Process

1. Connections

Exploring meaningful alignment between UN Sustainable Development Goal challenges and deep technologies, so deep technology is commercialised responsibly

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2. Design Proposal

Developing conceptual design ideas that creates positive transformation of our societies and ecosystems

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3. Future Strategies

Exploring strategies and roadmaps for implementing design solutions considering future scenarios for 2030.

Our People

Program Champion

Christine Thong

Lecturer, Design
Role: DFM teaching team, CBI A3 Program Lead
Year: 2017-current

IdeaSquare CERN

Catarina Batista

Association: IdeaSquare, CERN
Role: CBI Coordinator
Year: 2021-current

IdeaSquare CERN

Laura Wirtavuori

Association: IdeaSquare, CERN
Role: CBI Coordinator
Year: 2020-current

Aaron Down

Lecturer, Design
Role: DFM teaching team
Year: 2018-current

Melanie Calleja

Lecturer, Design
Role: DFM teaching team
Year: 2020-current

Kirstin Kohler

inno.space Coordinator
Role: inno.space teaching team
Year: 2018-current

Clara Dieing

Coach
Role: inno.space teaching team
Year: 2021-current

Andreea Cotoranu

NYC DF CBI Lead
Role: NYC DF teaching team
Year: 2018-current

Luke Cantarella

NYC DF
Role: NYC DF teaching team
Year: 2022-current

Kasia Bargieł

Warsaw Design Factory
Role: WDF teaching team
Year: 2022-current

Anita Kocsis

DFM Director
Role: DFM Director
Year: 2017-current

Coaches + Mentors

Carol Faria

Planet Centric Design Coach

Helio Takai

Renee Key

Owen Stanley

Theresa Fruth

Past Contributors

Peter Kaiser

Teaching Team
Role: inno.space teaching team
Year: 2018-current

Catarina Batista

Coach
Role: inno.space teaching team
Year: 2018-current

José Miguel Reis

Coach + CBI Lead
Role: PDF teaching team
Year: 2017-2019

Santeri Palomaki

IdeaSquare, CERN
Role: CBI Coordinator
Year: 2018-2020

Richard Kline

Teaching Team
Role: NYC DF teaching team
Year: 2018-2020

John Eggleston

Lecturer, Design
Role: DFM teaching team
Year: 2017-2018

Carol Faria

Designer + Coach
Role: PDF teaching team
Year: 2017-2018

Rui Coutinho

PDF Director
Role: PDF director
Year: 2017-2018

Harri Toivonen

IdeaSquare, CERN
Role: CBI Coordinator
Year: 2017-2019

Katharina Ceesay-Seitz

Research Fellow, CERN
Role: CERN Coach
Year: 2018-2020

Georgios Kaklamanos

Doctoral Student at CERN, IT-ST-TAB, working to Optimize the (Tape) Storage Infrastructure
Role: CERN Coach
Year: 2018-2021

Mariana Moreira

PhD student in plasma physics, CERN
Role: CERN Coach
Year: 2018-2020

Alex Vamvakas

Mechanical Engineer, CERN (former)
Role: CERN Coach
Year: 2018-2020

Chaowaroj (Max) Wanotayaroj

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CERN, ATLAS group at DESY
Role: CERN Coach
Year: 2018-2020