Design to Market Program

Accelerate your career! This Design Acceleration program invites max 10 design talents per year to join the program free of cost thanks to scholarships from the partner network.

Who is applying?

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?

Reasons to follow this program

  • The design specialization: Learn from peer designers with related questions and needs.
  • The support of the manufacturing industry: The powerful and involved network of the manufacturing industry is build on respect for individual 'makers' and helps with technological and production-technical issues.
  • A sustainable network: designers who have completed the program are invited to join our community where you’ll be invited for events over the years and recieve new support in the future.

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.

What's in it for you?


Workshops Lean startup

Learn how to create a value proposition, setup a businessplan and test your assumptions quick


talentscan and Personal coaching

A remarkable model to gain new insights in your personal and professional identity


(Re) design panel advices

Present you case and doubts to experienced designers to receive valuable advices


Mentor matching

A dedicated mentor who can open doors and help to boost your results


A Progress manager

A progress manager as a weekly sparring partner to discuss the entrepreneurial strategy and process with


Brand development

A communication package with a coherent message as part of the launching strategy


Three months free workspace

Your own work spot in het Klokgebouw Strijp-S, in the Designforum studio.


Dutch Design Week expo

You, your design and your company's brand vissible on the Design to Market expo during the Dutch Design Week


Community membership

A personal membership (invites only) for the growing community of designers and venture mentors in the future

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