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OUR FRIENDS

A few good reasons to partner with Design Academy Eindhoven
 

1 DESIGN FRAMES LIFE …
… from the cradle to the grave. It can be solid or virtual, 2D or 3D but it implies a firm connection with life and the desire to make sense of it. Design can create and change behaviour on all levels. It is the link between emotion and reason, intuition and logic. Design not only provides cultural meaning, but also social relevance and economic value. And therefore affects the daily lives of your customers and employees.

2 DESIGN EDUCATION FORMS THE FUTURE
Where better to look for what the near future will bring, than in a design school? Young creative people have the ability to view the world from a fresh perspective. Not bothered with corporate or operational issues, the youth sees things differently. They think in terms of opportunities rather than problems. Our design education is focused on combining research with prototyping, to create the products, services and experiences we all need in a future that has already begun.

3 ONE OF THE LEADING DESIGN SCHOOLS
Design Academy Eindhoven is one of the leading design schools in the world. We embrace the best national and international design talents during a four-year Bachelor and a two-year Master program. Students are trained in conceptual and contextual thinking, making and feeling: head, hands and heart. Professional teachers combine with a human focused curriculum to make Design Academy Eindhoven a renowned centre of excellence in design education.

4 A BRAND TO TEAM UP WITH
Design Academy Eindhoven has grown into a brand of its own over the years. Small, but highly visible. Public, but qualitative. Focused, but open to new possibilities. The school operates in the heart of the so-called creative industry, a sector seen by the national government and the European Commission as crucial for 21st century progress. It has a fine reputation and has already formed partnerships with many A-brands, profit and non-profit.

5 A FLEXIBLE PARTNER PROGRAMME
At Design Academy Eindhoven we understand that you might have individual reasons for supporting us as well as seeking specific possibilities. We offer three flexible partnerships: Fan, Friend or Funder. As a Fan we offer you a ‘tryout’ partnership for a short period, a year at most with no extra’s. Friends and Funders are offered exclusive three-year partnerships with a full premium-publicity and hospitality package. As a partner of Design Academy Eindhoven you can support us by sponsoring unique design events, by contributing to inspiring design education or by supporting individual talent.

6 UNIQUE PUBLIC EVENTS TO SPONSOR
Our annual Graduation Show at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven in October and the annual DAE Hub at the international furniture fair in Milan in April are two of the most prestigious design events in the world. The presentations are amongst the top attractions: well-visited, with national and international press coverage and unique opportunities for company networking. But we also have many smaller events: our monthly Design Debates Eindhoven and Open Design Spaces with national and international guest keynote speakers on design might be of interest to your organisation.

7 INSPIRING RESEARCH PROJECTS TO SET UP
Starting point of a research project is that your organisation and Design Academy Eindhoven see the collaboration as mutually profitable and that it will provide both institutes with added value. Your company makes an active connection with a research institution and shows social involvement by wanting to invest in education and research. Our experience is that critical reflection by students is often accepted more easily than regular consultancy. Through the students’ work an inspiring climate is created where the brief and possible innovative solutions are considered, free of positions, views and previous agreements.

8 LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL TALENT TO SUPPORT
Our students need to combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills. As a school, however, it is impossible for us to provide a full range of new machinery, professional knowhow and innovative materials. It is also undoable for us as an educational institution to support individual talents for instance in patenting, marketing or funding. Therefore we highly appreciate industrial and financial support for our students, through in-kind use of technical facilities or through grants and donations. And we will of course reward these with Friends and Funder favours.

9 FRIENDS AND FUNDERS TOGETHER
Design Academy Eindhoven, in addition to being an educational centre of excellence, is more and more becoming an innovation hub as well as a business club. As a Friend or Funder you are invited for exclusive Circle of Friends and Funders meetings hosted by the Executive Board of our school, to exchange among others ideas about the professional field, industry and new trends. Furthermore, you will be invited for special top-notch lectures and symposia. You will also have the possibility to use the inspiring Witte Dame building for bringing together your own business relations or interest groups.

10 … AND LOTS OF FUN
Remember being young, full of ideas and ideals? Need we say more?
 

Inspired and interested?
We are happy to invite you to our school and to explore the possibilities for collaborating.
Feel free to contact Design Academy Eindhoven for a meeting with Tessa Blokland  tessa.blokland@designacademy.nl

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Contact

Feel free to contact Design Academy Eindhoven for a meeting with Tessa Blokland  tessa.blokland@designacademy.nl