Collaboration Space Opening

Dear Colleagues and Students,

I am happy to announce that our latest space for imagining, designing and developing together, our ‘Collaboration Space’ is ready for use. Collaboration Space houses equipment and different tools for bringing technology, arts, innovation and entrepreneurship together. You may have noticed that its operation has been tested through student projects and some courses and now we open the doors for general use.

We are also happy to mark the opening of our Collaboration Space with the launch of our new ‘Design Thinking Seminar Series’ on March 21, 2018.

Design thinking is a human-centric approach to innovation. It is based on defining problems through the understanding of needs, and generating trans-disciplinary solutions through collaborative creation. The process is non-linear, therefore, suitable for complex challenges we face as individuals, institutions, or as a planet. Coined in the 1960s, Design Thinking is gaining worldwide deployment through the Open Access and Open Innovation movements of the 21st century.

Our first speaker in this series is Professor Enzo Siviero, who is the President of eCAMPUS University, Italy. He will be talking about ‘Harmony in Bridge Design’, in our seminar room in the Collaboration Space at 15:00 hrs on March 21, 2018.

I am looking forward to seeing you all there celebrating together.

Best wishes,

Zehra Sayers