Joining Mind the Step
The Mind the Step exhibition is presented during the entire Dutch Design Week (20 – 28 October 2018) and guarantees truly amazing exposure, offering a variety of opportunities for the exhibitors. The public is diverse, ranging from designers and consumers to potential clients and partners. Many exhibits are covered by the media.
The Mind the Step exhibits can be found at one of Dutch Design Week’s most prestigious locations: The Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. This means that you can really profit by exhibiting at Mind the Step – you will meet people who understand the value, meaning and opportunities of design and design driven research.
Who can sign up?
If you are a student, PhD candidate or researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente or Wageningen University, ‘Mind the Step’ provides a unique opportunity to present your design and research results to a wider audience.
We’re looking for entries with the following characteristics. The entry:
> tells a powerful story;
> contributes to societal solutions;
> demonstrates the application of technology;
> is based on or builds on research;
> can be easily explained;
> in practical terms is sufficiently robust;
> has been designed and built with care.
What do we expect from the exhibitors during the DDW?
Mind the Step offers exposure to a large number of projects, grouped thematically. The exhibits and how they are presented will be determined in consultation with the exhibitor. Visitors of the exhibition experience a huge added value if a project is explained and explored in greater depth. That is one of the reasons why it is important for the exhibitors themselves to be present throughout the exhibition.
The selection committee is chaired by the project leader and consists of researchers/designers from
Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente.
Each registration will be evaluated by the selection committee. The eventual selection is based on what you have presented in the registration form.
Registration open: 20 March 2018
Deadline for registrations: 1 May 2018
You will be informed whether your proposal is accepted or not. In case your proposal is accepted, the Mind the Step production team will contact you, informing you about the process, possible nondisclosure agreements and insurance issues. You will be requested to send drawings, texts and pictures/movies.
Start of communication and promotion: 1 June 2018
The exhibits and how they are presented (realization of the exhibit) will be determined in consultation with the exhibitor.