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ARE YOU A STARTUP or a company?

Take a shot on the future of design


Are you a tech startup with a passion for innovation and design?

Are you a manufactoring company with a long or recent history of office furniture and accessories?

HiHack is launching a Call4Solutions for companies and tech startups engaged in sustainability and connectivity and who are willing to open a dialogue and create synergies with other transversal companies in the office furniture industry. The participants will develop furnishing solutions for the first coworking spaces at the DesignTech Hub in Milano.


Are you ready to transform the furniture industry?

Meet the best design brands involved in the construction of the DesignTech Hub, to grow your business and start new collaborations!



HiHack is the Open Innovation program of Hi-Interiors dedicated to the technological evolution of design, now in its second edition. This year’s goal is to scout for and select new solutions, products, technologies for the coworking spaces of the DesignTech Hub which will be built at MIND Milano Innovation District, in the area that hosted Expo 2015.

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HiHack was born with the goal of strategically supporting companies in the industry and respond to new challenges created by the impact of transformative technologies such as IoT, Ai and Blockchain, thus offering ideas and tangible design inspirations to face the transformation of one of the sectors with the highest potential of digital transformation.


Hi-Interiors was the first to develop the concept of Internet of Furniture and the concept of smart furniture. Hi-Interiors is now committed to accelerating the technological evolution in the sector, with the goal of improving the quality of life in the spaces we live and work in daily, collaborating with the biggest players in the industry and activating dynamics of open innovation.


The Phases of the Call

The call is divided into two phases: first a call 4 solutions for startups and companies, in order to identify the mix of design and technology solutions; next a call 4 design aimed at designers, to transform the resulting briefs from the collaboration between startups and companies into design ideas.

The goal is to furnish the DesignTech coworking flagship spaces that will be hosted at the MIND Village, which is set to open in October 2020. The solutions selected with this call will become part of the DesignTech Product Book Workplaces for MIND.

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Who are we looking for?



We are selecting startups with enabling technologies (IoT, AI, Big Data, VR, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Nanotechnologies, etc.) for the transformation of the workplace.

  • BRAND AWARENESS: As an innovator in all HiHack communication assets.
  • OPEN INNOVATION: Industry leader’s mentoring and validation of your technology; access to the distribution network of the companies in the call; business acceleration.
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Fast track to promote your solutions to MIND tenants.
  • HOSTING AT DESIGNTECH: 3-month hosting in the coworking spaces of DesignTech, up to 4 people.
  • R&D: Access to resources and first class facilities of the MIND ecosystem.

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We are selecting companies in the industry able to offer products and solutions for the workplace and who care about sustainability, wellness and health, connectivity and smart working, flexibility and transformability of spaces in order to meet the needs of the contemporary office.

  • BRAND AWARENESS: You will be recognized as an innovator and purchase the title of founding member of DesignTech. The company logo will appear in all HiHack communication assets, you will be included in the "Product Book Workplaces" with the solutions identified in this initiative. Fast track for product placement activities on the WeWork campus in Milan (via San Marco, Brera Design District).
  • OPEN INNOVATION: We help you visualize business transformation opportunities and facilitate the connection with subjects that assist you in the challenge, by scouting talents and solutions.
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Fast track to promote your solutions to MIND tenants.
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Preferential option for the acquisition of industrial exploitation rights on the briefs you choose to sponsor.
  • HOSTING AT DESIGNTECH: 3-month hosting in the coworking spaces of DesignTech for a maximum of 1 desk.

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Join the Call!

Room for innovation

If you are a player in the furniture industry, join us and open your company to a community of innovators. Our goal is to build an inclusive ecosystem for the DesignTech Hub in the city of Milan, bringing under one roof startups, designers and makers in order to develop innovative solutions to transform our spaces, making them smart and capable of taking care of our well-being.

  • Participate with your company or startup in HiHack’s call!

    apply now

Are you a Designer who dreams of smart offices and has a clear idea on how to innovate them?
Stay tuned, your time will come soon!


Are you a leader in digital transformation?

Do you want to become a Corporate Partner of the event?

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the world of design!


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via San Marco 21,
20121 Milano
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