Dutch Design Week 2020

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 350,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, Dutch Design Week organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

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Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experimenting, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.
 
DDW concentrates on the design of the future and the future of design. It is our objective to show how designers from around the world shape a positive future and to strengthen the position and meaning of Dutch designers.

Given the current circumstances, a Dutch Design Week like we are used to is unrealistic. Consultation with the municipality of Eindhoven and Brabant Southeast Safety Region has confirmed reality. So, the DDW organization has developed a scenario with the design community for a compact 'live' DDW.

Our event will fully take place online. 

Our online Responsible Design event

This is a call to pioneers, trailblazers. People who lead the way, who shape a path. Because the goal—a sustainable circular economy—is visible in the distance, but we do not always know which roads take us there. The current COVID-19 crisis offers opportunities—to pursue the transition at full force and truly shape the way to a more sustainable, circular economy.

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During the Dutch Design Week 2020, we—Accenture and VanBerlo Part of Accenture Industry X—want to highlight the pioneers who took the first steps toward more responsible design for a sustainable economy. This requires courage, openness and cooperation. Pioneers can inspire others to follow their footsteps and come up with solutions to create even more impact together. They can be designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, CEOs and individuals. They are the ones who dare to take a first step.

Because sustainability is not just about products and processes, but about complicated change processes that require investments, new business models and sometimes choices leading to a less simple route, aimed at the long term. We all must be pioneers by taking our responsibility—in our work, as professionals and as consumers.

We will use the virtual platform to invite pioneers from corporations, startups, governments and academia as well as designers and consumers to explore responsible design for a sustainable economy together. This theme will encompass topics that we will present and explore—mobility, packaging, smart connected products, new materials and innovation.

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We'll need to shape the path while walking it.

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Event agenda

Unfortunately, we're currently still finalizing our program and speakers. Keep refreshing the page (press f5) to see the agenda when it's ready.  

 See you on Wednesday, October 21 & Thursday, October 22!

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