Flight Case 2018 will be accompanied by two top professors of the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty of the Delft University of Technology. They will guide the students during the research phase and trip in Brazil. They can provide your company with inspiring lectures about the newest design methods used at our university. Additionally, portfolio- and design workshops together with the professors and your employees belongs to the possibilities.

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Kaspar Jansen

Professor of Emerging Materials


Dr Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In January 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the Delft University of Technology. Part of his PhD research he performed at Philips Research Laboratories (1991). He received his PhD in March 1993 and worked for two years at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more Postdocs he started working as an associate professor at the Delft University of Technology. First at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and since April 2012 the IDE department. In October 2015 he started as the head of the new Emerging Materials research group. His research interests are: wearables, smart and interactive materials and their integration in design.

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Giulia Calabretta

Associate professor
Product Innovation Management

I graduated in Business Administration (minor in Marketing) at Bocconi University in Milan, with a thesis on how iconic fashion designers transfer their stylistic identity into recognizable brands that survive designers’ work life. I then moved to Barcelona, where I got my PhD in Management Science from ESADE Business School. My dissertation studied market acceptance of sustainable technology, with focus on the role of product design. After a two-year Post Doc at BI Norwegian School of Business (in Oslo), I joined TU Delft for doing research on the strategic role of design in companies’ innovation strategy. Over the years I have also being doing some freelance consulting in marketing for education institutions.

We believe that our students’ outstanding visualization capabilities were really a plus in persuading the clients about the value of solving problems and creating opportunities using a design thinking approach. We believe the clear, rich and engaging visuals were a source of inspiration that will convince the companies to follow up on our students’ ideas.
— Giulia Calabretta & Erik Jan Hultink about FlightCase 2014
The companies we visited were so pleased with our students’ plethora of great new product ideas that their managers are now exploring further cooperation opportunities with our Design Faculty.
— Giulia Calabretta & Erik Jan Hultink about FlightCase 2014

If you would like to learn more about the previous programs or our partners please do not hesitate to contact us and we will sent you the detailed reports of Flight Case 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.