Pop-Up Design Incubator

Bringing Strategic Design to Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups

The Toronto Pop-Up Design Incubator is a mobile design support program developed to connect SME incubator clients to design talent and design tools to help them achieve strategic business goals. The Pop-Up Design Incubator has been developed by the Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) with support from Toronto Economic Development. In its pilot year, the program will organize and deliver seminars on the strategic use of design to innovation-focused SMEs at MaRS (Canada’s largest incubator), and at a number of other incubator facilities whose clients and members are focused on priority business sectors including green enterprise, social entrepreneurship and health care technologies. The mobile design incubator brings design methodologies and tools to start-up businesses and demonstrates the use of an Integrated Design Process to help these businesses to improve commercialization outcomes by integrating design into every step in the product and service development process. The program connects entrepreneurs to designers in the six design disciplines: industrial, graphic, interior, fashion design, architecture and landscape architecture.

Access this Service

To access this service, or for further information on the Pop-Up Design Incubator, please contact: Arlene Gould, Strategic Director, DIACĀ strategy@diac.on.ca

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