CSDS serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally responsible citizens. CSDS encourages the use of Pratt’s campus as a living laboratory linking the classroom to campus initiatives. The CSDS houses a materials research center that supports faculty, students and alumni in the integration of sustainability into their professional lives. CSDS is also the home of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation founded in 2002. CSDS has just launched a Certificate Program in Design Entrepreneurship (CDE).

Please visit the Full CSDS website at csds.pratt.edu

Contact CSDS:

email: csds@pratt.edu
phone: 718.636.3727


Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation

Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation was envisioned with the purpose of creating a place for Pratt’s entrepreneurial alumni to transform their ideas into viable businesses. Now open to the public, the Incubator provides space and ongoing strategic mentorship that has resulted in a thriving community of over 15 start-up businesses. To date, the Incubator has helped support the launch of over 30 new companies and created over 50 jobs in the sectors of clean energy, fashion design, product design, social entrepreneurship and green consulting services. The Incubator, in collaboration with the CSDS, offers a 3-week Certificate Program in Design Entrepreneurship.

Please visit the Full Incubator website at incubator.pratt.edu.

Contact The Incubator:

email: incubator@pratt.edu
phone: 718.636.3727


Certificate in Design Entrepreneurship (CDE)

Get the Tools to Launch Your Own Design Business

Three-Week Entrepreneurship Immersion Program for Design Professionals 

Interested in starting a business in fashion, product design, footwear, design consulting, or social entrepreneurship? This certificate program developed by the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation will give you the hands-on tools to create a viable design business. This three-week program will include general business courses of interest to all design entrepreneurs, as well as intensive courses in specific disciplines. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, courses are taught by Pratt faculty and industry leaders. Classes will additionally feature guest lecturers who are accomplished professionals in their fields. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. This program is run in partnership with the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies.

Please visit the Full CDE website at csds.pratt.edu/cde-program.

Contact CDE:

email: cde@pratt.edu
phone: 718.636.3727