Design Research & Innovation Festival


From October 23 to 27, we are back in the Effenaar (Eindhoven) for inspiring talks (DRIVE Live) and cool work sessions (DRIVE Works) during Dutch Design Week. We bring you inspiring examples of knowledge and innovation in and for the creative industry.

Like other years, every DRIVE day focuses on a major social theme. Talks and work sessions are centered around these themes. The last DRIVE day (October 27) will be a little different this year: we will celebrate DRIVE's 10th anniversary with a big party, and you are invited!

DRIVE is organized by CLICKNL and 4TU.Design United.


  • DRIVE Live (digital) 10.30 - 11.30 / talk show with top notch projects on stage
  • DRIVE Works (invitation only) 11.45 - 14.00 / depth in small working groups (Discover all work sessions. Interested in joining in the Effenaar, Eindhoven? Sign up for the waiting list!)

Sign up

It is possible to attend DRIVE 2023 digitally. You watch DRIVE Live daily via the livestream. Would you like to receive the link(s) to this livestream in your mailbox one week before the event? Then register yourself using the form below.

Go to the livestream form

Would you rather join us in the Effenaar? At this moment it is still unclear if any spots will become available. Sign up for the Effenaar waiting list, and should a spot become available, you will hear from us in October.

Themes DRIVE 2023

  • Systems & Societal Innovation / How do we design for a healthy, thriving society?
  • Future Living Environments / How do you design an environment in which we would like to live, but in which there is also space for e.g. resilient nature?
  • Designing the Circular Economy / How do we ensure a more caring relationship with our products and materials worldwide?
  • Digital Society / How do we deal with securing public values such as inclusivity when designing the digital realm?
  • DRIVE 10 years / We will celebrate our 10th anniversary including matchmaking sessions and a big party.

Discover the themes and first confirmed speakers of DRIVE 2023

Below is more information on the 2023 themes. One or more speakers are known for each theme!

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  • Circular Design banner
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These are our confirmed speakers so far. Keep an eye on this webpage for more speakers.


You can watch all the individual clips from DRIVE 2022 below!

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