A factory that makes ideas, not things.
Secret Dream Lab - our top secret testing event where anything can happen.
Incredible imagination events
Learn from the brightest minds on the planet the secrets to creativity on an industrial scale.
The formula for imagination
Our workshops can help your organisation discover the secret formula for imagination.
Ideas are explosive!
Thrilling audiences worldwide
Thousands of people find the Spark of Imagination at our workshops and events.
Join a worldwide community of Factory Workers. But be warned
Creativity is infectious!
The wildest experts
Experts from NASA, Facebook, Google, CERN, Framestore, Universal Robots, and many, many more can be found inside the factory.
Welcome to the factory that makes ideas, not things
Workshops, Events and a Community to fire up your mental machinery
Three world class workshops
Imaginative training boosts your organization’s thinking in wild new ways.
Two brilliant events
Secret Dream Lab and Factory of Imagination are the most exciting, innovative event formats around.
One worldwide community
Be part of the global Friends of the Factory community
Two Brilliant Events
Factory of Imagination LIVE is our spectacular annual special event, bringing world class experts together for Denmark’s largest imagination event, open to all.
Secret Dream Lab is the exclusive, invitation-only, “behind the scenes” experimental event full of sparks and surprises.
One Worldwide Community
Join creative thinkers, tinkerers, makers and mind-benders, innovators, inspirators, and those who dare to be different. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs and inventors join movers, shakers, mischief-makers and anyone who doesn’t fit into a box. More than 20 different nationalities make up our Friends of the Factory community.
Friends of the Factory
Amazing experts from around the world contribute to the Factory of Imagination. Bringing together the most wonderful collection of artists, scientists, technologists, businesses, charities and creative champions.
Here’s who you might find in our factory.
NASA Visual Strategist
Inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Dan creates experimental art projects beyond imagination. Dan’s work is seen in public spaces, art museums, and even in outer space. LA Weekly calls Dan “One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles”.
Creative thinking superstar Riwa Harfoush was the youngest member of the leadership team at Idea Couture, the world’s premier innovation firm. She helps Fortune 500 organizations to shape the future. She’s worked with global brands like Pepsi, Nestlé, Deloitte, CitiBank, and more.
Inventor of playful technologies
Founder & director of the Playful Learning Lab, AnnMarie looks at the playful side of engineering. She teaches the science of circus, toy design, and finds new ways to use imagination to embrace playful learning. Her latest invention is Squishy Circuits, an imaginative new way to play with electricity.
Country Manager for Denmark
Revealing the future of Facebook’s projects in Virtual Reality, bots, drones and more.
CERN Particle Physics expert
A particle physics expert working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. Claire will take you on a mind-blowing journey inside the smallest elements of the universe, and will show you how to use your imagination to change the way we think about the world around us.
Human connection specialist
An established speaker and expert in management development skills. His style puts theoretical ideas into the real world. He challenges convention and can open up big thinking. He will help give you the skills to meet new people, make meaningful connections, and improve how you communicate.
International business expert that inspires tens of thousands of people to reinvent themselves. Peter started over twenty diverse companies. While some businesses have “failed majestically&lrquo; others have become large global successes. Peter uses his imagination and experience to inspire new business thinking.
Tech Presenter and Writer
A technology journalist and presenter. She is a regular writer for Marie Claire, Huffington Post, ASOS magazine, Tech City News & runs the technology site hash-tech. Georgie goes behind the scenes with companies like Intel, Sony, Acer, HP, Asus & Motorola to combine her two great loves: technology and getting up to mischief!
Enrico Krog Iversen
Leading robotic innovation
CEO at Universal Robots. He discovered a huge potential in robots that are easy, simple and flexible. He created spectacular growth and expansion of Universal Robots. Enrico’s imagination of a technologically advanced future allows him to share his robotic technology with the world.
Framestore visual effects
Co-founder and chief creative officer the world’s most well-known brands. Working creatively for 25+ years his skills as a director are welded to an exceptional understanding of visual effects. Framestore has worked on mega-blockbuster movies like The Martian, Gravity, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
Shelterbox - international disaster relief
Chairman of ShelterBox DK, an international charitable organization that provides relief to victims of disasters. ShelterBox provides shelter and supplies to communities overwhelmed by disaster. ShelterBox helped over 800,000 people in 57 countries suffering earthquakes, floods, and wars.
Evolutionary robotics specialist
Josh will teach you how to train your own robot with an artificial brain. Josh runs an evolutionary robotics zoo of weird and wonderful animal robots that YOU can design. He doesn’t just build robots, but gives them the spark of life, and evolves them into a fascinating new species of creatures. When robots can think for themselves, what will they imagine?
Chief Emergency Manager
Torstein is on the front line of international disaster relief. He delivers emergency shelter and vital aid to people affected by disasters worldwide. 60 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. He’s working to change this.
Human Flight Pioneer
Cameron creates aircraft and aerostructures. He creates novel aerospace technologies and applications, and works with advanced composite materials. Highlights of his work include the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter, which won the AHS Sikorsky Prize, and the Snowbird Human-Powered Ornithopter, the World’s first successful flapping-wing aircraft.
Google Interface Designer
Designing interfaces for Google Glass, Android phones and smart watches, Morten’s designs are wildly imaginative. From an app that “makes your phone worse as you gain weight” to the “one button TV remote” and even “An app that measures how boring a movie is”, helps inform him of how we might interface with the computers of tomorrow - and it’s not what you might expect.
What people are saying
“Star quality - all In all: an awesome event with great potential.”
— Claus Koch, Knowledge Center leader
“The Factory of Imagination was Magic all over! Your team was great, the atmosphere was relaxing but at the same time businesslike.”
— Hans Hendriks, CEO In-Core Group
“What an amazing event. A great credit to the energy, inventiveness and generosity of spirit - I was super-impressed.”
— Ian Coxon, Ecology of Care
“Highly inspirational, highly professional and some of the best speakers I have ever seen.”
— Mads Fugl, Coworking Odense
“The workshops participants LOVED it and we got so much excited feedback.”
— Nora Wolloch, World Summit Awards
“It’s a fantastic concept, an inspiring atmosphere paired with top-class speakers!”
— Marko Haschej, Impact.global
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Questions and Answers
Factory Fundamentals - a one and a half hour, fun, energising creative session, to get your teams’ creative juices flowing.
Factory Foundations - a half-day advanced workshop, with high level creative techniques.
Industrial Imagination - a full-day mega session, for those who take creativity seriously.
Still have questions?
E-mail Steffie@factoryofimagination.com for answers
Take a look inside our factory
This short video takes you behind the scenes at the Secret Dream Lab and Factory of Imagination LIVE events. Designed and created by our amazing community.
Our 2016 teaser
See what went on at the 2016 Factory of Imagination LIVE event, with this short video featuring some of the expert minds that you can find inside our factory.
The story behind a factory
In this video, Factory of Imagination co-founder and teacher Adam Montandon explains the story behind its creation. Learn the ethos, the thinking, and the thought processes that helped build the “best lesson in the world”!
Factory of Imagination co-founder Steffie Limere talks about what it feels like to build a world class special event in Denmark. Steffie will explain how your dreams can grow if you step outside of your own environment into something new.