About CBI A3

Accelerating tech-transfer for social impact with CBI A3

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 technology with societal needs in a tangible way.

CBI A³ was developed by Design Factory Melbourne for 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 student teams at Design Factories around the globe to take a UN SDG and explored in relation to their local context (e.g. Melbourne, Victoria). In 2018-19 possible solutions for 2030 were explored, featuring CERN technology to imagine a better future in relation to a particular UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

 

Our People

current

program champion

Christine Thong

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

IdeaSquare CERN

Santeri Palomaki

Association: IdeaSquare, CERN
Role: CBI Coordinator
Year: 2018-current

Aaron Down

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

Catarina Batista

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

Kirstin Kohler

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

Peter Kaiser

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

Andreea Cotoranu

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

Richard Kline

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

José Miguel Reis

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

past

John Eggleston

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

Carol Faria

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