Co-create DRIVE 2017!

call: Co-create the Design Research & Innovation Festival  2017 and submit a presentation proposal!

The strength and span of research within the design disciplines is extensive. The resulting knowledge, insights and innovations enhance the design field, and contribute to resolving current societal challenges.

DRIVE , the yearly Design Research & Innovation Festival for the creative industry, spotlights this state-of-the-art research and innovations, spreading knowledge and creating interaction with our audience.


We are looking for researchers, designers, innovation managers and others within knowledge institutions, business and governmental organisations who would like to contribute to DRIVE and share their knowledge and insights, thereby accelerating design innovation in the Netherlands.

On October 25 and 26, we will host the fourth edition of the Design Research & Innovation Festival in Natlab in Eindhoven. Participants will discuss the latest research developments in the following fields:

  • Circular Design and Energy
  • Health
  • Smart Industry, Smart Retail
  • Research Through Design
  • Methods and tools in the field of design

Format for your input:
Thanks to DRIVE’s festival character, participants can choose from 4×4 blocks of parallel programming of an hour, consisting of selected presentations on each theme. We very much stimulate interactive presentations that lead to public participation and input in the debate.
DRIVE is in English.

Recruitment deadlines:
Please send us your  proposal (job title, a title and brief description of the topic, contact, etc.) before May 1, 2017 to Marijke Idema: Based on your input, we will have the preliminary programming determined by May 30.

Should you have any questions, please email:
For a look at previous editions of DRIVE view:

DRIVE 2016 program – video day 1video day 2
DRIVE 2015 program – impression day 1impression day 2
DRIVE 2014 program – video