In the first week of December, Cairo became the central meeting point for startups from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond as the community came together for the annual Rise Up Summit. On this occasion, the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the HPI School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) hosted a four-day Global Design Thinking Week as a featured bootcamp of Rise Up Summit. Read more
True to its theme, “Beyond the Status Quo”, the annual Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM) Awards 2019 saw individuals come together to celebrate Design Thinkers in the public and private sector who have made momentous impact in their respective organizations and communities.
The Global Design Thinking Alliance extends its network. On occasion of the annual conference at Hasso Plattner Institute, New York, the GDTA welcomed five new member institutions: The American University in Cairo, Echos Innovation Lab, Penn State University, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Mayor.
From April 4-6, 2019 GDTA president and HPI D-School Director Prof. Uli Weinberg travelled to Cairo to attend the first Global Forum on Higher Education and Scientific Research. He followed the invitation of the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. Read more
The new Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) will focus its future activities on establishing high international standards for Design Thinking education and research, and promote the diversity of the innovation method.
The founding of the Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA) was announced at the anniversary celebrations of the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam.