Saturday October 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to Sunday October 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Ketelhuisplein Strijp S Eindhoven and Piet Hein Eek location

Drivers of Change Expo - Dutch Design Week 2022

With Drivers of Change on the Ketelhuisplein in the center of the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a glimpse into the way the world's future is being built, showing you the possible solutions for tomorrow's challenges.

In five unique glass containers, themes, solutions and ways of thinking are presented that you will probably hear a lot about in the coming years. It is design in the broadest sense of the word, from the size of concrete objects and a bridge of biomaterial to the nano level of liquid crystals. An exhibition that shows the nature and impact of state-of-the-art technology and where creative agility is put to the test. Health and sustainability are two essential themes that are reflected in many designs and projects.

You can visit Drivers of Change 2022 for free and we will show you around the intriguing projects and provide them with the desired explanation. Every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 30.

The grand opening of Drivers of Change 2022 is on Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. You are all welcome!

Biosensors and Devices Lab exhibition in collaboration with Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek and the ‘Biosensors and Devices Lab’ at the department of Biomedical Engineering present a micron-scale construct made using the logo of Piet Hein Eek.
Piet Hein Eek is a Dutch designer and is known for his designs that require a lot of time from craftsmen, using very inexpensive, found materials.

This design mimics the branching veins in the body to study atherosclerosis, a health-related disorder resulting in clogged veins, which require the placement of stents.
The logo of Piet Hein Eek appeared as an easy-to-fabricate and -operate design, which was chosen to model the blood flow velocity in veins.

Through simulations, the branching sides were found to have a slower flow rate when compared to the main channels. Through experiments, real cells reacted to flow by accumulating in low flow rate regions and migrating in high flow rate regions. The regions with more cell accumulation were predicted to be more prone to atherosclerosis.

Visit the exhibition and see their wonderful work!