Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI


"Designing for Sustainability": Research cooperation of HPI and MIT starts with first projects

About 35 researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the Morningside Academy for Design (MAD) at MIT celebrated the launch of the joint research program "Designing for Sustainability" at a workshop on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA (USA) on March 27 and 28.

Workshop "Designing for Sustainabilty"
Workshop participants John Ochsendorf (MIT), Maria Yang (MIT), Ralf Herbrich (HPI), Christian Dörr (HPI), Bernhard Renard (HPI), Melania Nowicka (HPI), Marcus Kölling (HPI) Jakub Bartoszewicz (HPI), Moritz Matthey (HPF), Jillian Kwong (MIT), Gerard de Melo (HPI), Roi Salgueiro-Barrio (MIT), Julia von Thienen (HPI), Holly McKee (HPI), Bruce Hecht (MIT) (f.l.t.r.)

For two days, the scientists had the opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange ideas about common fields of interest, potential synergies, and project ideas. In short presentations, the participants presented their current research work. The agenda included topics such as design education, artificial intelligence, digital technology, human-computer interactions, urban design, and autonomy in mobility. An overview of the projects already underway in the research collaboration can be found here.

The HPI-MIT research program "Designing for Sustainability", funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, is an eight-year global partnership to promote collaborative scientific research in multidisciplinary teams. The focus is on sustainable design, innovation, and digital technologies. With their joint research, HPI and MIT want to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015.

Project proposals for research in the areas of design and/or technology and sustainability can be submitted by email to sustainability-research(at)hpi.de until June 01, 2023. Projects selected for funding should start on September 01, 2023. More information can be found in the Call for Proposals.

Gallery: Workshop "Designing for Sustainability"

Photos: MIT