TU-alumnus, Marleen van Bergeijk, has been declared the most promising designer. This weekend she won the ASML Smart Makers Award.
Ms van Bergeijk graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology as an industrial designer. Her winning design is a physical and visual aid which translates a doctor’s interview into a child’s point of view. Using physical coins, the participants – doctor, parent(s) and child – create a time-line of the conversation together. A smart table mat registers the time-line and topics, and converts the conversation in an easy to understand schedule which can be printed, and taken home by the children.
Ms van Bergeijk’s prize amounts to EUR 2 500. The winner also receives three months of support from the Veldhoven chip manufacturer, ASML, to help put the design on the market. This includes financial, legal and tax advice.