What do you get when joining?

  • A subsidized work space in the design incubator office at USF Verftet for maximum two years. The office is equipped with office furniture and broadband access.
  • A possibility to join classes and courses at KMD (Faculty for Art, Music and Design - University of Bergen).
  • Access to a designer network.
  •  A possibility to participate in selected design exhibitions.
  • You get to be a part of an environment of other designers, all in the process of establishing businesses.

The design incubator is located to USF Verftet, a creative cluster with 200 people working on a daily basis in cultural and artistic enterprises such as film, design, music, art etc.

Joining Designinkubator – how do you contribute?

  • The candidates have the possibility to participate in design events and presentations, and in meetings with other establishers. You may be asked to give a presentation of your work in such forums
  • The candidates must make documentation of their work through an exhibition and / or a lecture or speech at relevant seminars
  • A written and illustrated report shall be handed over to the design incubator committee within a month after ended stay

Who can apply?

  • Everyone who has finished a master degree in relevant fields from acknowledged educational institutions within the last three years
  • Candidates who has a genuine intension to realize a design business or to accomplish a design project
  • The participants must live in Bergen while participating in the design incubator


Applications are received currently.
Please use the application form.
Send CV / portfolio separately via email to Line, USF Verftet.