Industrial Product Design (IPO) is a Bachelor's Programme at Howest University of Applied Sciences. We are located in Kortrijk, Belgium's UNESCO City of Design.
Our ambition is to teach our students to design the right things right. We aim to prepare our students for the real world by:
training a lot of hands-on prototyping techniques to get a realistic view on a concept or product.
offering students real-life cases with clients and industry
stimulating entrepreneurship and start-ups
making each student a co-owner of their education program
For companies our students are your source of creativity!
Collaborate with our students during:
Internship and graduation projects
Postgraduate Industrial Design Engineering honours programme
Our habitat is the Industrial Design Center (IDC) which is our open knowledge center where industry, research and education meet, make and co-create.
As a student, company, designer or school you can make use of our fields of expertise in design methodology & applied creativity, prototyping, technology & materialization and human & sustainability driven innovation. Please look under RESEARCH and SERVICES. if you are looking for a spot-on workspace with extensive facilities, you can also enter into a membership with our IDC-factory.
Ba. Industrial Product Design is now ranked as one of the best Product Design schools of the world 2023 by "The Rookies" Read more
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HIRE OUR SERVICES
Protolab, virtual and tangible prototypes
Innowiz, applied creativity
Masterclass, innovation management
USE OUR IDC FACTORY
IDC factory membership
Traditional & high-end machine park
Basic or advanced machine training
Labs, studios & eventspace
STUDY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTDESIGN
Industrial Product Design IPO
CONNECT TO OUR RESEARCHERS
(Multidisciplinary) Research projects
National & European collaboration
CO-CREATE WITH OUR STUDENTS
Internships & Thesis
Industrial Design Center