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.[expand title=”Read more…” swaptitle=” “]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.