Accelerate your career! This Design Acceleration program invites max 15 design talents per year to join the program free of cost thanks to scholarships from the partner network.
Design to Market is an accelerator program for graduated design talent with a focus on impact, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a learning-, and networking route, offered by the province of Noord Brabant and companies in the Brainport region led by ASML.
Are you a graduated designer (HBO en WO) and do you want to develop your entrepreneurial competences? Do you hold the ambition to make money as a designer, either as an entrepreneur or in an inspiring job that fits to your passion and competences? Design to Market is a perfect track to get your strategy straight! Are you the highly motivated talent we are looking for?
DESIGNED AROUND YOU!
You'll be able to achieve your development goals with support from our dedicated business partners that are willing to contribute to a strong design ecosystem.
Learn how to create a value proposition, setup a businessplan and test your assumptions quick
A remarkable model to gain new insights in your personal and professional identity
Present you case and doubts to experienced designers to receive valuable advices
A dedicated mentor who can open doors and help to boost your results
A progress manager as a weekly sparring partner to discuss the entrepreneurial strategy and process with
A communication package with a coherent message as part of the launching strategy
Your own work spot in het Klokgebouw Strijp-S, in the Designforum studio.
You, your design and your company's brand vissible on the Design to Market expo during the Dutch Design Week
A personal membership (invites only) for the growing community of designers and venture mentors in the future
"Design to Market has a strong network of making industries in the Brainport region and the willingness to offer real prototyping support is great!"
"I received good advice on various challenges, from positioning my products and services to setting up my Terra Nova foundation."
"The program was also aimed at finding my designrole; lets say 'Designer to Market'. I have discovered my passion as a health innovator!"
Marleen van Bergeijk
"I received help and advice from specialist mentors such as Frans de Penning from Vention and Bas Zeper from Plasmacure in very different areas. This was a great help to design my businesscase."
Edwin de Kuiper
"I experienced guidance for a variety of questions, both from the progress coaches and the network partners. As a result, I was able to develop new concepts for a medical application from Heart Bloom."