Research partners

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Netherland´s Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community and demonstrated in its ranking in the top 25 co-publications with industry in the world. Its researchers have high citation scores, consortia they are part of win prestigious grants and its researchers receive scientific accolades on a regular basis. This distinguishing excellence is based on our three-pillar strategy: attracting talent, using a multidisciplinary approach and providing a stimulating research environment. The department of Industrial Design is one of the nine departments of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The Systemic Change cluster with Industrial Design focuses on designing innovations that have impact on systemic structures and groups of people, ultimately aiming to address large-scale issues such as urban health, future mobility and sustainability.

TU/e is hosting the following projects:




TU/e university offers to its Doctoral Students a wide range of benefits, including:

– Mentoring program: Doctoral Candidates will have a daily supervisor and an assigned buddy (PhD student). Likewise, Candidates are eligible for coaching and mentoring within the TU/e system.

– Courses and training opportunities: TU/e offers a doctoral degree training program:

– Language courses: TU/e provides languages courses to its students:

– Cultural and social activities: TU/e has a central program for social activities for new employees (every PhD student is treated as an employee).

– Engagement with industry: the Doctoral Student will closely work with our industry partner, Philips Design. Philips Design will support the Doctoral Student with a selection of case-studies to work on.