Creative Challenge Eindhoven

Date
09 Apr – 13 Apr 2018
Location
Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)

Discover how creativity can boost your company and your career!

Call for companies

Eindhoven University of Technology drives along with Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering the European project called DECS (Decoding European Creative Skills). We work together for inclusion, knowledge and understanding of design, our profession, to an enterprise-level. A project like this needs the close participation of different small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not yet accostumed to use design in their everyday processes.

That's why three entities will be chosen from the applications received. Each one of them will enjoy during a week the services of a research team composed of five design students and a senior designer, who will analyze and propose solutions to a challenge set by the enterprise itself. The company will be able to put into practice the proposed solutions in their creative and manufacturing processes, so it can test the value of design for its business.

If your company wishes to participate, please fulfill the following application, including a short description of your business.

Call for designers

Eindhoven University of Technology drives along with Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering the European project called DECS (Decoding European Creative Skills). We work together on research of design creative processes to understand, analyse and develop the needed skills for facing the professional challenges of the 21st century.

In order to achieve the stated objectives, during March 2018, the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven organises the Creative Challenge in Eindhoven. During these days, attendees should produce new ideas and set new business opportunities to different local companies and institutions that are not accostumed to use design in their usual processes. It will be a week of intense creative activity where new ideas and opportunities will be presented facing the challenges exposed by SMEs, while reflecting on the creative competences that will be put into practice.

If you wish to participate, please fulfill the following application, including your updated curriculum vitae (you can add your portfolio to the same document) and a motivation letter.

Once the registration stage ends, a total of 30 participants will be selected from all the applications received. This will include both students and young professional designers under the age of 35 years old.

Subsequently, these creative conferences will also take place in the facilities of our collaborators. First of all, Barcelona event will be held between January 15th and 23rd, then Salzburg will host it between February 26th and March 2nd, before the final event at Eindhoven in March 2018.

In addition, once the workshops are finished, 5 of the participants will be also selected to be part of a two-month fully funded in-house residence, in collaboration with a European enterprise.

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