On March 26th, the agreement between the innovative SME Youbiquo and the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli was formalized for the promotion of training and orientation internships as well as research activities for the benefit of the students of the Department’s degree courses of Architecture and Industrial Design (Dipartimento di Architettura e Design Industriale-DADI).
The aim is to create moments of alternation between study and work in the context of training processes and to facilitate professional choices through direct knowledge of the corporate world.
The collaboration will involve both the students of the three-year degree course in design and communication, and the master’s degree course in design for innovation.
The agreement includes the involvement of the Hybrid Design Lab, a research, project and teaching laboratory of DADI dedicated to bio-inspired design and the relationship between design and science founded and coordinated by professor Carla Langella.
One of the main objectives of the laboratory is to transfer the theoretical and experimental research gained in the fields of bio sciences, new materials and new technologies to the design dimension of the design of innovative and sustainable products and services. Students and former students, now Senior Designers, collaborate with the laboratory. Matilde Merciai, Youbiquo Product Designer is one of them.
There are two objectives of this partnership between an academic and a corporate reality; on the one hand there is the interest and the need to bring product designers closer to new emerging technologies to raise the problems and limits related to the electrical dimensions contained in a mechanical project. On the other hand, Youbiquo lends itself, with the skills acquired from 2013 to today, to become an incubator of ideas that can be transformed into functional prototypes aimed at entering the market.