Industrial Design from an international perspective

In the ROC Da Vinci-affiliated international program, VET schools from two countries unite. Teachers orchestrate an intercultural challenge online, where mixed-nationality student teams tackle real-world problems.


The characteristics of this International experience, in collaboration with ROC Da Vinci, are:

  • VET schools from 2 different countries
  • Teachers meet online and work online to design a common activity (challenge) which has to be solved by teams of students.
  • Example of challenges given to the students: to design a plastic filament machine for 3D printing from plastic waste.
  • The teams of students are created, mixing students from different countries and, occasionally, from different levels (EQF 4-5)
  • There is a first physical mobility, where all students and teachers meet, teams are activated, and the challenge is introduced by the teachers to the students
  • The students spend some days together, understanding the challenge, selecting the parameters important to solve it, distributing roles and designing a working calendar.
  • The next 2 months, the students work in the challenge online, meeting frequently for follow up their progress, and they have to send their results to the teachers. All this time, teams´work is supervised by the team of teachers.
  • At the end of those 2 months, the students meet again in person (in the other country) to present the results to a jury of teachers and companies, who select the best solution proposed.

Educational activity

Hybrid (mix)


With partner


International orientation towards profession


challengecultural exchangeremote collaboration

other information

Contact person for further information: Tamara RodrĂ­guez,