During Dutch Design Week 2019, Eindhoven365, Dutch Design Foundation (DDF), Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) launched the first edition of Eindhoven Exchange. Twenty-five international talents were paired with local (industrial) design students and got to know the design city of Eindhoven in three days.
Local and international design networks of Eindhoven365 and partners were used in the run-up to the campaign to generate applications, both for places to sleep and for international participants. In the end, these calls led to twenty-five perfect matches based on design disciplines, age and studies. The international talents came from London, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, and Abu Dhabi.