Which projects are we looking for ?
We are looking for early stage, technology embeddedable entrepreneurship projects and ideas that are committed to create an impact in the Circular Economy.
One on one and group mentoring with renowned professionals, entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of advanced computational design.
> ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Access to online live workshops to upgrade your skills and broaden your vision on computation (beginners and advanced workshops available) .
A committed DRIVEN team with diverse experience in the fields of architecture, computational design and business innovation here to support you.
Guidance in tackling specific funding opportunities such as PIA FAB by BPI France.
Potential connections to partners with concrete needs to embed Circular Economy features in the industry.
Full access to the digital infrastructure of DRIVEN, including a slack chat access to a community of experts, makers and changemakers.
> PITCH EVENTS
Pitch events organized at the end of a project’s incubation period. Large networking events organized/hosted by Volumes.
Dedicated office space and meeting rooms to collaborate and move your project forward.
> FAB LAB
Digital fabrication space with access to a CNC machine, 3D printers, Laser cutter, and standard woodworking equipment.
> JOIN PARIS
Friendly, open, and welcoming environment in a dynamic neighborhood in Paris. Enter Volumes, one of the most influential creative hubs in the European capital of innovation.
Access to the Reflow platform, an EU H2020 funded project about circular economy that seeks to understand and transform urban material flows.
Get exposure through a European network of partners to test your project on a larger scale.
Become a member of the REFLOW community and take advantage of shared resources, knowledge, and tools for circular economy to test and accelerate your project.
We are currently investigating two different challenges
Area of knowledge 1
Computational design can be generically described as a design method in which the output is generated by a set of rules or an algorithm. It incorporates data streams that can vary over space and time (parameters) and use those streams to inform and organize logical processes (algorithms). These processes ultimately determine groups of multiple geometric configurations that can be explored by the designer.
Area of knowledge 2
Digital fabrication are production processes that combine the use of digital tools (3D modeling or CAD) with CNC (computer numerical control) machines for additive and subtractive manufacturing. These processes allow the automated control of machining tools by means of a computer.
Area of knowledge 3
Data Visualization is defined as a visual and interactive exploration; the process of graphical representation of information and data by encoding it into visually graphic objects. The goal is to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users and to provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and perceive patterns in data. Data visualization allows managers and decision-makers to identify phenomena and trends that are invisible in the data upon the first analysis.
In the age of big data, data visualization skills, tools, and technologies are essential to properly analyze the massive amounts of information out there to make data-driven decisions.
Area of knowledge 4
The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) is not exactly new. Since the earliest stages of computation, people have imagined, hypothesized and worked with AI. With the increasing technological advancement, the growing computational power, our furthered understanding of the subject and access to data are pushing the possible implementations of AI in every aspect of our ‘digital life’. Exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning calls for a shift in our approach to solving design challenges. This lays the foundations for a new type of design and architecture.
How can we start implementing the use of these tools in the design and architecture fields? How can we take advantage of AI and its future developments to define a more aware and responsible design and manufacturing process?