Are you seeking radically new insights and innovative solutions?
We offer co-creation sessions, strategic design workshops and ideation processes

In order to develop successful solutions, it is vital to understand the needs and expectations of your target group. In cooperation with proven experts for people-centered design IDZ can help you lead a research-based co-creation project that helps you to gain novel insights and generate ideas for innovative solutions for your challenge.

From a focused strategic conception workshop to a 48-hour thinkathon challenge to a several weeks long research and ideation project: IDZ offers bespoke innovation formats with a made-to-measure participant selection – interdisciplinary experts, creative professionals, students, institutions, startups or companies.

We would be pleased to develop a suitable concept for you.
If you are interested in an initial meeting, please contact us.


Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy
T +49 (0)30 61 62 321-16

Project example:
"Policy Lab"
Design of an innovation promotion scheme for business-oriented e-mobility

In the course of the co-creation project, the IDZ, together with external experts, Berlin-based businesses and institutions, developed recommendations for agile innovation funding. The user-centred process supported the administration in understanding the needs of the target groups (commercial and industrial enterprises), in involving important stakeholders of the state, and in jointly developing demand-oriented approaches to support novel e-mobility projects in Berlin.

Duration: 2 months
Services: Conception, Consulting, Implementation: User Research, Co-Creation Workshops, Evaluation, Recommendations for Action
Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

"For the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, the co-creation and design thinking process was a new approach and way of thinking. Design Thinking has helped us, as a funding agency, to position ourselves in the perspective of the user or applicant. This gave us a different view of certain topics and questions. The IDZ and 5Wx supported and convinced us with their expertise in the field of moderation and methodological knowledge".

Dr. Jürgen Varnhorn
Head of Department – Energy, Digitization and Innovation
Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

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