Design Factory students and facilitator looking at research themes

Design Factory

Welcome to The Design Factory NZ!


We are a co-creation space where students work with industry partners to solve complex problems.

Studying with The Design Factory NZ will place you in a team of students from across Wintec, learning the tools of co-creation and design - while giving you valuable  experience solving real-world problems.

If you have a passion for solving problems, and want to develop a practical, design-driven toolbox - The Design Factory NZ will be a valuable investment for your future career and challenges.

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Mira Cornes - Co-ordinator
07 834 8800 Ext 3371


  • Tokoroa youth tackle their town’s issues

    Tokoroa’s young people came together last week to share their ideas on how to solve some of their town’s social problems with help from Wintec, local councils and South Waikato YMCA.

  • Wintec joins global Design Factory community

    There’s no signage on the window of Wintec’s Design Hub, just the letter D made of coloured Post-it notes; but now the creative initiative is invited to join the Design Factory Global Network, the D will soon make way for New Zealand’s first Design Factory.

Upcoming events

  • Design Factory Showcase Gala

    Come join the Design Factory as they showcase their work from the past 16 weeks. A fantastic evening explaining their industry partner and challenge, their process and their prototype - and a celebration of all their work!