Advocates and Supporters of the Designpark

The Designpark idea is supported and promoted by the City of Offenbach, the Offenbach am Main Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and the Design Institute of Technology – Institute of HfG Offenbach.

Dr. Felix Schwenke

Mayor City of Offenbach am Main

“The Designpark project is a perfect vehicle for linking Offenbach’s design expertise and its various forms in the creative industries. It enables future-oriented companies to emerge and established companies to gain access to the important knowledge within the design industry in the broadest sense. With the purchase of the former Clariant site and its development into the Innovation Campus Main, we are creating the perfect place to offer such companies optimal possibilities for starting and developing.”

Kirsten Schoder-Steinmüller

President IHK Offenbach am Main
Managing Partner Schoder GmbH

“The Designpark on the Clariant site in Offenbach is intended to be a place with a radiance far beyond the city itself. It is where the future is being designed. It is where companies, start-ups, universities and other institutions can jointly develop new technologies, products and business areas. In addition to areas for settling, the Designpark offers a strong network, especially for small and medium-sized companies. They can bundle their strengths – whether in terms of knowledge, experimental space or access to skilled workers.”

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Managing Director Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH

“We see the Full Design Approach as a future opportunity for our local economy – especially after the current drastic changes. Content-related networking, viewpoints of different experts and designing the future collaboratively at Designpark offer companies the opportunity to adapt processes and priorities today in order to be agile tomorrow.”

Prof. Frank Zebner

Dean School of Design
HfG Offenbach

“Exceptional situations are evocative. Soon the question arises, what to do afterwards? One thing is certain: due to competitive pressure, new forms of innovative entrepreneurship, work and production will be established in the industry faster than expected. The Full Design Approach is a systemic approach to sustainable and future-oriented planning, as well as weighing up entrepreneurial decisions. In the Designpark, an industriality of the future is rethought in an urban environment – surrounded by innovative architecture and infrastructure.”