The future is nigh.
Anuga FoodTec 2018 live

New Materials
New Ideas.
New Concepts.

FutureLab at the Anuga FoodTec 2018 is a design workshop supervised by Prof. Jenz Großhans (KISD). Twelve international design students create packaging and product concepts of tomorrow.

Every day there is a new task, every day there are new results to show.
You can look over the young designer's shoulders, exchange views about the current work and experience the creative process in the walkable Design Studio.

You can watch what is happening in the Anuga FoodTec FutureLab 2018.

A day in the FutureLab:

make it so!

9:15: The daily task is revealed to three design teams. New materials, new requirements, new problems: how might international designers make the best out of it? The clock is ticking.
The visitors have the opportunity to propose interesting tasks.


11:00: A pile of ideas are developed and presented to the public. Any idea is evaluated - what has potential?
Visitors can vote which approaches should be chosen to be processed and adapted.


13:00: The most promising ideas will be developed and implemented. A first prototype is build with materials gathered at the fair. A name and the product graphics are created.
Visitors are encouraged to interact with the students, to ask questions or give suggestions.


16:45: Time is up. Three brand new product concepts are presented. In the daily growing exhibition all results of the workshop are shown.
Trade fair visitors thus have direct access to the latest ideas and thoughts of young designers from all over the world.


Do you have a task for us?
Is there an area that desperately needs some fresh ideas?
In the FutureLab at Anuga FoodTec 2018 your task can be processed.
Simply come to the boulevard between hall 7+8, and your problem might be our assignment.
See you on the Anuga FoodTec 2018!

Please note: FutureLab strengths are more in general than in specific tasks. For each problem a number of ideas will be developed, which do not claim to be implementable immediately. FutureLab usually creates several approaches which illuminate new aspects to start new creative processes. Due to time constraints not all tasks sent in can be taken into account.

Examine the tasks of the FutureLabs 2016:

Paper Cans
Explore the possibilities of the paper cans which can come in several shapes

State of Matter
Combine two or more substances in different states (liquid, solid, chunky, powdery, aeriform, ...) to a new product

Push-Through Packaging
Develop new products which use some of the benefits of the blister packaging priniciple

Folded Cardboard
What can we do with folded cardboard packagings – beyond the traditional boxes?