'Hello. I was one of the very grateful recipients of the Keep an Eye Grant awarded to four Design Academy Eindhoven graduates in 2010. I have invested the grant into a research project in Open Design and Personal Manufacturing. Here is a TEDx talk where I present some of the results.'
Jens vertelde tijdens de opening van de Graduation Show 2013 meer over zijn ervaringen in en na 2010!
The Keep an Eye Grant is an incentive of € 11,000 which was created specifically for DAE students to ensure that projects made by these talented young graduates do not run aground for financial reasons. Every year, a panel of judges decides which four graduates will receive a Keep an Eye Grant. The Keep an Eye Grant is funded by the Keep an Eye Foundation.
Nominated for the Keep an Eye Grant 2013 (& finalist):
And the winners are:
Dave Hakkens - CumLaude - PRECIOUS PLASTIC. Plastic is one of the most precious materials on earth. It is lightweight, strong, easy to shape and great to recycle. But of all the plastic we use only 10% is recycled. This is due mainly to the expensive and complex machinery that is used in plastic production. Dave Hakkens has developed a small-scale recycling workshop. His machines are inexpensive, easy to use and able to produce small quantities. And they are made to process recycled plastic. Bring your waste plastic to a workshop like this near you, and it can be turned into new products.
Martijn van Strien - DYSTOPIAN BRUTALIST OUTERWEAR. The future may be bright, but it might also be very dark, says Martijn van Strien. He considered the worst-case scenario and came up with the ultimate back-to-basics collection for harsh conditions. Made with minimum cost and effort from a single piece of heavy-duty black tarpaulin, with only straight cuts and sealed seams. The styles are inspired by Brutalist architecture, giving this outerwear a linear, invincible look. The design says it all: brace yourself and be safe.
Renee Scheepers - CumLaude - REVEALING MAPS OF CANCER CARE. Research has shown that cancer patients often do not understand what they are going through during their treatment. To tackle this problem, Renee Scheepers created a comprehensible map detailing every step of the journey. It can be opened out to provide more information along the way, as the patient progresses from the first visit to the last check-up. Renee made her map based on her observations at a hospital specialising in radiotherapy. Smart use of colour, recognisable illustrations and simplified information help patients to navigate the entire process, giving them a better insight into their illness and personal healing process.
Luc van Hoeckel - CumLaude - SINGLE SPARK. Countless men and women living in Northern Uganda have been mutilated and traumatised in the war. Besides their aching scars, they suffer from lack of self-esteem and don’t have the means to support themselves. To tackle these problems, Luc van Hoeckel developed ‘Single Spark’ a starter kit for the production of ointment – not only to ease the pain, but also as an economic impulse. Starting up a small scale operation to make and market this cream will generate an income and increase autonomy. The concept has multiple applications, says Luc: “It could also work for other products, like bread, baskets, juices and honey.”