Feel like an inspiring conversation? An opportunity for new collaborations? Or just a stimulating encounter with a good glass of wine? Join us at the Eindhoven Innovation Café. The spot where people from the arts, design, research and technology interact. We are aiming for a weekly program full of inspiring pitches, expert talks, discussions as well as workshops, lasting up to half an hour parallel to the drinks. English spoken. Of course.




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talk.

17:30 pm Talk by Ilse Crawford and Oscar Peña on their new exhibition HOPE.

This edition of EHV Innovation Café will coincide with the opening of the new Kazerne exhibition HOPE, curated by Ilse Crawford and Oscar Peña. At 17:30 Crawford and Peña will give a talk as an introduction to this new exhibition, sharing the concept behind it as well as their vision on design.

Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As the founder of Studioilse, she brings her philosophy to life by designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life. As founder of the department of ‘Man and Wellbeing’ at the Design Academy Eindhoven, her mission extends to nurturing a new generation of students to always question why and how their work improves the reality of life. She’s perhaps best known for her work with IKEA, the title of Designer of the Year 2016 for Maison&Objet’s Paris fair and the 2017 episode of Netflix Abstract: The Art of Design that exclusively features her vision.

Colombian co-curator Oscar Peña, head of DAE’s ‘Man and Activity’ department, is known as an accomplished creative director and product designer in professional lighting.

There are limited seats available for visitors of EHV Innovation Café, to reserve your seat via Eventbrite click here. Tickets will be available from 12 April 10:00 AM.

For more information on the HOPE exhibition, visit the website of Kazerne.




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks.

17:45 – 18:15 Tour of the Kazerne heritage & hotel by Creative Director Annemoon Geurts


Join Creative Director Annemoon Geurts for a tour of the freshly renovated heritage site and hotel.




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks.

Speaker(s) will be announced soon. This edition is made possible by Art + Tech Society.




17:30 – 19:30 pm Drinks, bites and talks.

Speaker(s) will be announced soon. This edition is made possible by CommUnity by InnoEnergy.

These are the confirmed events so far. Keep an eye on on this page or sign up for the newsletter to stay tuned.

Give to grow

Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? Mark the next Thursday in your calendar and join us. We believe in this simple principle: give to grow. We’re sharing opportunities, breakout sessions, a drink and a bite, and we need your help to grow.

Want to visit EHV Innovation Café?

No need to enrol, just drop in, any Thursday, any time between 17:30 and 19:30 pm. Your online RSVP is appreciated, but not required. You can find us at Kazerne, Paradijslaan 8, downtown Eindhoven.

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