Designing future realities
Designing Future Realities is a post-graduate programme offered by the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with Destination Wattens.
Based on an interdisciplinary approach, Designing Future Realities addresses challenges such as climate change, digitalization and more and encourages participants to find solutions with a lasting positive impact on the development of our society.
The programme is open to university students as well as executives from various related fields.
Digital fabrication excellence
Implementing “lean & rapid” innovation projects - this is the task of the modular course Digital Fabrication Excellence. Participants develop a new competence portfolio that goes far beyond classic innovation management. The focus of the course is on the qualification to implement innovation quickly and cost-effectively in the company (not only to recognize it but also) and thereby to gain a clear competitive advantage in the highly developed environment of globalization, short product cycles and digital change.
Working cross-functionally. Implementing ideas rapidly. Receiving immediate feedback. Failing. Identifying risks. Learning how to handle them. This is what this program is all about. Participants will acquire competencies far beyond the realm of classic innovation management. These newly obtained skills will enable them to assume key positions in their company. Graduates will be able to function as a “one-stop shop”, allowing companies to implement innovation projects with a Lean & Rapid approach. This creates significant competitive advantages in our highly developed environment of globalisation, short product cycles and digital transformation.
TARGET GROUP | WHO’S THE PROGRAM FOR?
Digital Fabrication Excellence is a program for academics and practitioners from the following fields:
- mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology (university or university of applied sciences degree)
- architecture, civil engineering, mechatronics, natural resources and life sciences
- electronics, computer science, telecommunication, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
- product development
- innovation management
- research & development++ software engineering
- systems engineering
- industrial design
- technology consulting etc.
MODULE 1 – CREATING
- spiral innovation, proof of concept, failing fast (1/0.5)
- design thinking (2/1)
- applied systems engineering (3/1.5)
MODULE 2 – TRANSFORMING & GENERATING BITS
- data generation
- creating 2D/3D data (Data Formats, Eagle, Rhino, Grasshopper, Onshape, Solid Works, Inkscape, 3d Scanning) (4/2)
- programming (Python) (2/1.5)
- I/O: Raspberry, Pi Arduino (2/1.5)
MODULE 3 – FROM BITS TO ATOMS/TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS
- rapid prototyping
- rapid tooling
- rapid fabrication
MODULE 4 – MAKING /OPEN LAB
- machine training (1/1)
- assignments (7/7)
- 3D printing and scanning
- laser cutting
- vinyl cutting
- PCB fabrication (soldering, CNC, laser, vinyl cutter, P&P), µP, µP2
- final project (4/2)
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Analyse and understand a technical issue in a systemic way;
- Identify and formulate fundamental questions to efficiently reduce risks and to independently assess them in a feasibility study;
- Illustrate and transform an idea with CAD programs and prepare it for digital fabrication
- Use an adequate digital process to independently develop the software and hardware for a safe and professional prototype; evaluate, modify and optimize the results;
- Write first I/O programs, control system components, import, transfer, administer and transfer data and connect to the internet (IoT);
- Identify and assess digital fabrication opportunities (rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, rapid manufacturing) and integrate them into the company processes
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS | WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
- You are curious, have a strong interest in technical solutions and like to experiment and learn. You want to actively produce ideas and quickly turn them into feasible, sustainable solutions.
- You are constructive, creative and team-oriented. You have an interdisciplinary and systemic way of thinking.
- Your CV, your certificates and your letter of motivation (ideally with a specific project proposal) clearly support your skills. Final admission will be decided by the program supervisor.
- on request
- 4 modules, 8 weekends (Fri & Sat, 8:15 am to 5:30 pm)
Please contact us for more information!