Call 4 Solutions, an opportunity for designers and startups

Call 4 Solutions, an opportunity for designers and startups

Call 4 Solutions, an opportunity for designers and startups 995 416 MIND - Arexpo

Call 4 Solutions

Are you a startup or a company? Take a shot on the future of design

Are you a tech startup with a passion for innovation and design? Are you a manufacturing company with a long or recent history of office furniture and accessories? The Call 4 Solutions is waiting for you.

HiHack is the Open Innovation program of Hi-Interiors dedicated to the technological evolution of design, now in its second edition. This year’s goal is to scout for and select new solutions, products, technologies for the coworking spaces of the DesignTech Hub which will be built at MIND Milano Innovation District.

HiHack is launching a Call 4 Solutions for companies and tech startups engaged in sustainability and connectivity and who are willing to open a dialogue and create synergies with other transversal companies in the office furniture industry. The participants will develop furnishing solutions for the first coworking spaces at the DesignTech Hubof the MIND Village, inside MIND.

The phases of the call 4 solutions

The call is divided into two phases: first a call 4 solutions for startups and companies, in order to identify the mix of design and technology solutions; next a call 4 designaimed at designers, to transform the resulting briefs from the collaboration between startups and companies into design ideas.

The goal is to furnish the DesignTech coworking flagship spaces that will be hosted at the MIND Village, which is set to open in October 2020. The solutions selected with this call will become part of the DesignTech Product Book Workplaces for MIND.




What is the DesignTech?

A new vibrant innovation ecosystem, at the heart of the Italian design court, that brings together under one roof a powerful cohort of innovators and industry professionals for a design more connected with the future of living. It promotes open innovation programs integrating startups that want to accelerate their growth and industry leaders in search of innovation leveraging Milan and MIND’s resources.

The DesignTech Hub represents a world-class living lab destination for the innovation ecosystem when the theme is design, to shape and implement a transformative vision for the sector. Over 20,000 m2 of dedicated facilities such as coworking, coliving, cofactory and coretail designed to support rapid prototyping of new circular and digitally enabled design solutions from corporates and startups.



MIND – Milano Innovation District

A catalyst for social and economic growth
A new neighbourhood of Milan, a real city in the city, an innovation ecosystem


MIND Milano Innovation District
Phone: 02 698267.01
Fax: 02 698267.68


Via Cristina Belgioioso, 171
20157 Milano

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