Ghent Design Factory bundles four locations that facilitate different activities that support the design thinking process. 

The Foundry

The Foundry is Ghent University’s hub for creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship.

De Krook

De Krook is a central meeting place for people from Ghent. It houses the city library, imec, Ghent University and other initiatives such as Ministry of Makers and de Startersfabriek.

Industrial Design Center

Industrial Design Center (IDC) is the open knowledge center of Ghent University campus Kortrijk & Howest University College where industry, research & education co-create an a daily basis.


Ghent University has it’s own fablab located on campus Zwijnaarde. It is part of the P3 lab which is a research lab used for industry collaborations.