The design center
Experimental and innovative, the Design Spot weaves design into the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial fabric of the Paris-Saclay cluster.
Founded in 2017, the Design Spot is the design center of Université Paris-Saclay, a group of world-class institutions located at the heart of a major innovation ecosystem.
Our aim is to support students, researchers and entrepreneurs in their R&D projects by providing them with design expertise so they can meet the expectations of tomorrow’s society. The Design Spot organizes multidisciplinary workshops and holds meetings, conferences and master classes with the aim of promoting the design disciplines throughout the Paris-Saclay ecosystem.
Since 2018, the center has been running the Prix Design & Science, an educational contest that brings together design and engineering students each year to develop an innovative project based on a social theme.
The Design Spot makes Université Paris-Saclay students and faculty more familiar with the discipline and encourages them to integrate design into their projects.
The Design Spot fulfills a research mission, promoting design research and reflection on the discipline itself.
A word from the Director
The union of design and science represents the future of our society and our economy; it is this union that will shape the quality of our lives in the future. Read more…
— Vincent Créance, director of the Design Spot
270 m² dedicated to creativity and innovation
The Design Spot includes a fully modular coworking and presentation space, a workshop with rapid prototyping facilities and many creative ressources.
A fully adjustable and versatible work space
A collaborative design and prototyping workshop
Located on the Plateau de Saclay, within the Nano-INNOV site, the design center is easily accessible by road or public transport.