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Saturday 21 - 29 October 2023

join Design United at Dutch Design Week 2023

First Call for Participation!

4TU.Design United will exhibit the latest design research conducted at the four Universities of Technology in the Netherlands during the Dutch Design Week this October! Do you have innovative work to share, mind-changing ideas to spread, prototypes to show, or interesting approaches to discuss? Consider participating and submit your work!

We welcome submissions in the following five themes:

The call is open for everyone at the four universities of technology (4TU): Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research. Check last year’s website to get inspired!

We are looking for projects that…

What we offer is:

Submission deadline: June 31 anywhere on earth.

Submissions should use the form on the 4TU website. If you wish to update an already submitted project, upload a new form with the original project title and add a note. Submitted projects will be stored on GDPR approved media and will be handled with confidentiality. 

What to submit

Review Process

Stage 1: desk reject. We only desk reject projects that clearly do not match the criteria mentioned above. Notification July 3.

Stage 2: review. The remaining projects will be reviewed by the DU management team and experienced design researchers from 4TU.  Notification July 12. We score projects on the following assessment criteria:

We deal with a conflict of Interest in line with the ACM 

We aim to select 10 to 15 projects for the exhibition and about 40-50 in total for the e-magazine.


June 31 (AoE) Submission deadline
July 3: Desk Reject notification
July 12: Notification of acceptance
September: Finalizing Documentation including video
October: Finalizing Exhibit
October 19,20 Installing at Dutch Design Week
October 21-29 Dutch Design Week 

About Design United

Design United is the 4TU research centre for design, the leading platform for Design Research in the Netherlands. Design United operates at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of our future societies.

Contact your local representative for questions: Daniel Saakes, University of Twente Marco Rozendaal, Delft University of Technology

ir. Dieuwertje de Wagenaar, Wageningen University Research Stephan Wensveen, Eindhoven University of Technology