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Awards

DAE collaborates with different funds and partners
to stimulate new talents through awards and grants.
In the Graduation Show, you can see who the
nominees and winners are!

 

Keep an Eye Grants

The Keep an Eye Grant is an incentive of € 11,000 which was created specifically for DAE students to ensure that projects made by these talented young graduates do not run aground for financial reasons. Every year, a panel of judges decides which four graduates will receive a Keep an Eye Grant. The Keep an Eye Grant is funded by the Keep an Eye Foundation, www.keepaneye.nl.

Nominated for the Keep an Eye Grant 2013
Wieke Alberts, Vergeten wegen
Daniel Costa, The symbiosis of stoneware and porcelain
Dienke Dekker, The symbiosis of stoneware and porcelain
Dave Hakkens, Precious plastic
Luc van Hoeckel, Single Spark: starter kits for developing countries
Martijn Lemmens, DAF reborn
Matthijs Holland, NormAll: a graduated scale of gender
Willem van Doorn, Illumination by digestion
Arno Hoogland, Nymphaea & Echeveria
Esther Jongsma, Shrink to solve
Erwin van der Krogt, Voor de wind
Victoria Ledig, Precious skin: a collection of leather bags
Renee Scheepers, Revealing maps of cancer care
Dirk Smit, ESC: off the grid
Martijn van Strien, Dystopian brutalist outerwear
Lissa Zengerink, Invisible manifestations of a wireless world
 

Melkweg Prize

The Melkweg Prize is awarded to honour truly unique talent. The winning graduation project is highly original and full of potential. The winner of the Melkweg Prize receives a sum of € 2,000 (and eternal glory). In addition to the prize money, the winner receives support from Syntens to develop a business plan.

Nominated for the Melkweg Award 2013:
Willem van Doorn, Illumination by digestion
Arno Hoogland, Nymphaea & Echeveria
Esther Jongsma, Shrink to solve
Erwin van der Krogt, Voor de wind
Victoria Ledig, Precious skin: a collection of leather bags
Dirk Smit, ESC: off the grid
Lissa Zengerink, Invisible manifestations of a wireless world
 

René Smeets Award

The René Smeets Award is awarded to the student who attains a high degree of professionalism both in the development of the design process and the end result of the graduation project. The student has worked together with manufacturers and the product is potentially feasible. The winner of the René Smeets Award receives a sum of € 2,000 (and eternal glory). In addition to the prize money, the winner receives support from Syntens to develop a business plan.

Nominated for the René Smeets Award 2013:
Wieke Alberts, Vergeten wegen
Daniel Costa, The symbiosis of stoneware and porcelain
Dienke Dekker, The symbiosis of stoneware and porcelain
Martijn Lemmens, DAF reborn
Matthijs Holland, NormAll: a graduated scale of gender

René Smeets Fund: Canon Nederland, Ms. S. van As, DAF Design Center, Mr. B. van Lotringen, Designlink, Mr. H. Robertus, Drukkerij Lecturis, Mr. P. van Mameren, Koninklijke Mosa, Mr. A. Thomaes, Leolux, Mr. H. Jegers, Philips, Ms. M.C.A. van Coillie, Syntens, Mr. Ir. C. Hogendoorn
 

Connect(r)ing

We award the Connect(r)ing to students whose graduation projects have brought about new connections between different prominent actors in the outside world (industry, knowledge institutions, society, etc) and who have displayed exceptional verve in performing their roles as connectors.

Winner René Smeets Award

Winner Melkweg Prize 2013


Dave Hakkens, Precious plastic

 

Winners Keep an Eye Grant 2013

Winner Connect(r)ing


Jules van den Langenberg, Cultivating Culture