HPI D-School Partner Day 2021

At the HPI D-School more than 2,500 students have developed creative solutions for numerous design challenges in over 300 projects and together with project partners from 15 industries in the past 14 years. The result are numerous innovative prototypes, many implemented ideas, and stories of success that triggered organizational change.


At the HPI D-School Partner Day we invite our project partners to meet our Design Thinking community. The Partner Day is an exclusive gathering of project partners from all kinds of industries and organizations to reconnect and discuss the latest developments in Design Thinking. Our partners share experiences on the application of Design Thinking in different projects and exchange insights of successes and challenges during the implementation of these projects.


Partner Day speakers 2021


Amelie Leipprand, Senior Projektmanagerin, Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

Ida Mayer, Projektreferentin, Netzwerk Unternehmen integrieren Flüchtlinge (NUiF)

Claudia Nicolai, Academic Director der HPI School of Design Thinking

Benedikt Lukas Signer, Program Coordinator, World Bank Group

Uli Weinberg, Director der HPI School of Design Thinking

Timo Wolf, Innovation Lead, H&Mbeyond.


Agenda (CEST) of the Partner Day on June 9th, 2021


3:00 pm Welcome by Uli Weinberg and Claudia Nicolai

3:10 pm HPI Connect introduction by Sandra Willoh

3:15 pm World Bank: Rethinking (virtual) Training for Governments on Risk Financing

3:30 pm H&Mbeyond.: Creating impact by empowering people

3:45 pm NUiF: Design Thinking driven concepts for more diversity in German companies

4:00 pm DIN-Gruppe: Developing an employer brand 

4:15 pm Panel Discussion moderated by Claudia Nicolai

4:50 pm Summary and transition to networking activity

5:00 pm Networking activity in Wonder

5:30 pm Closing and Goodbye




If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Stefanie Schwerdtfeger.