Design Research & Innovation Festival DRIVE

Again last year, CLICKNL organised the Design Research & Innovation Festival DRIVE, together with 4TU research centre Design United. This year with a brand new set-up! During Dutch Design Week, live and online audience and speakers came together during interactive, inspiring online DRIVE sessions. Five days in a row, five different themes.

Curious as to how it all went down? View a short recap from the Effenaar here!

view the sessions again!

Were you unable to attend or would you like to view the sessions again? Check them out again via the button below!

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Research results on the drive themes

In 2020, Design United researchers conducted inventory studies for five World Design Embassies, within the social themes of DRIVE. Where do we stand now and what do we already know about these themes? Are you curious about the results?

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The themes 2020

See below which themes have been discussed! Did you miss a session or do you want to watch one again? Click on the button above, or on the session you would like to watch again.


the Embassies

The DRIVE sessions are being programmed in conjunction with various Embassies of the World Design Embassy programme. Together with all its partners; designeers, as well as public and private parties, WDE organises various thematic exhibitions every year. With this, the social challenges were central at Dutch Design Week, both physically and figuratively. By linking DRIVE to the Embassies this year, we reinforced our shared message that the creative industry contributes to solutions to social challenges with knowledge and innovation and a people-oriented approach.

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  • DRIVE blokje

    Rewatch: DRIVE 2020

  • PRESS
  • SPEAKERS
  • About the mission themes