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DCODE partners contribute complementary expertise in design, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. Their collaboration leverages academic practice for societal, economic, and political impact.
Partners
Netherlands

Delft University of Technology

Industrial Design Engineering

With more than 2.000 students and a 350-strong research team, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s leading design schools. Industrial Design Engineering, referred to as IDE, built an excellent reputation. Its recognition is due to strong links with industry, government agencies, and NGOs and a clear purpose manifested in developing ethical and sustainable solutions. Seven thousand alumni bring their design skills to a wide range of sectors and disciplines. TU Delft has been ranked 11th best Art & Design school in the world by QS World University Rankings for 2021. 

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Sweden

Umeå University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University offers a rare blend between local and global in a unique Scandinavian setting. UID hosts competitive, professional and international design education programmes. These are supported by leading research and cutting-edge technical facilities. Research at UID addresses current and emerging practices in design from perspectives of programmatic and practice-based research. 

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United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh

Centre for Design Informatics

The Institute for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh promotes the design of systems for better human-data interaction. Their work takes place in diverse settings such as health, culture, mobility, and finance. It explores design from, with, and by data. The central concern is the design of flows of data that sustain and enhance human values. Relevant technologies range from the internet of things, through blockchains, to robotics, speech recognition, data visualisation, interaction design, and social computing. 

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Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Computer Science

With close to 39.000 students (including approximately 2.000 international students), over 3.000 PhD students, and 9.000 employees (research and administrative), the University of Copenhagen is the largest and most competitive research and education institution in Denmark. Turing Award winner Peter Naur and 3 ACM fellows founded the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) in 1970.  The first of its kind in Denmark, DIKU has grown from 10 staff and 550 students to around 130 staff and 1.200 students. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in computer science. 

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Aarhus University

Digital Design and Information Studies

The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts scholars and PhD students from all over the world. It focuses on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures, with a strong connection between theory and practice and a great number of national and international collaborations. Aarhus University was founded in 1928. It is the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark. The university is ranked among the top 100 world’s best universities, and its alumni include Bjarne Stroustrup (inventor of C++). 

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Latvia

Transport and Telecommu­ni­ca­tion Institute

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

The Transport and Telecommunication Institute is the largest private STEM university and research institution in Latvia. It focuses on providing studies at bachelor, master, and PhD level in such key fields as Computer Science, ICT, Robotics, Logistics and Transport, Aviation, Business, and Management. The main research directions include ICT (Telematics), Smart Solution in Transport and Logistics, Digital Society, and Economy.

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Netherlands

Philips

Design Innovation

Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Philips Experience Design is the Functional Lead for Design. Our competencies include co-creation, design innovation, strategic design, service design, data visualisation, people research, UX and UI design, product design, IP generation, and trend research. 

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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Digital Life Centre

The Digital Life Center at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences focuses on innovative technology, sensors, and digital information in everyday life. Applied research is carried out on technology, big data, and user-centred design methods, with the Amsterdam region and beyond as a ‘Living Lab.’ 

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Associated Partners
United Kingdom

ACRC

The Advanced Care Research Centre

The Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) is a multi-disciplinary research Centre combining expertise across fields. These include medicine and other care professions, life sciences, engineering, informatics, data, social sciences, and design. The ACRC’s vision is to instigate high‐quality data‐driven, personalised, and affordable care that supports the independence, dignity, and quality of life of people in later life living in their own homes and supported care environments. Over seven years, the ACRC has delivered personalised care enabled by data science, artificial intelligence, assistive technologies, and robotics. These are embedded in health and social care systems that are highly responsive to the wishes, priorities, and needs of individual people in later life. 

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Netherlands

AMS Institute

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, referred to as AMS, is a joint initiative by TU Delft, MIT and Wageningen University based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These academic institutions partner with government, business, and societal organisations. AMS was founded following a Municipality of Amsterdam tender to develop an institute that applies scientific knowledge to actual urban projects. As a world-leading research institute, we educate talent and support engineers, designers, digital engineers, and natural/social scientists as they work together to develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions. 

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Sweden

RISE

Research Institutes of Sweden

RISE is the Swedish Research Institute and Innovation Partner, the independent, state-owned research institute. The Department Prototyping Societies is founded on a wealth of multidisciplinary approaches and is driven by design and design research ways of transforming and envisioning possible futures. Such various competencies and perspectives offer methods, tools, and techniques to support societal transformation with a systemic perspective in all areas related to sustainable development. 

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Italy

Clearbox AI Solutions

Clearbox AI is a high-tech start-up based in Turin, Italy. It is at the forefront of developing MLOps solutions to enable trustworthy and human-centered AI in enterprises. Our flagship product, AI Control Room, helps managers and data scientists efficiently assess, monitor, and improve “black boxes”- AI models that are difficult to understand, evaluate, control, and trust. We enable robust, explainable, and monitorable AI models in enterprises at scale. 

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Netherlands

MyTomorrows

MyTomorrows is an independent, globally operating organisation based in the Netherlands. It provides for patients’ unmet medical needs and supports their doctors with information about treatment options worldwide. MyTomorrows also facilitates access to medicines in development. Our goal is to ensure that patients and physicians do not miss out due to a lack of information, understanding, and administrative hurdles. 

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Netherlands

Open Future

Think Tank

Open Future is a think tank advocating for an open and public Internet in Europe and beyond. Open Future supports the digital commons, a shared and public internet, and opening the access to knowledge and culture. We anticipate tomorrow’s digital challenges to shape today’s digital policies. We do that by putting our knowledge and experience at the service of the EU institutions and civil society organisations to enact a meaningful legislative change.

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