Circle of Funders

DAE has a responsibility to deliver high-quality education, which allows students to develop their talents and successfully put them to use. And we are faced with the growing task of preparing students for their careers after they leave the academy. Increasing their know-how in legal matters, developments in society and social interests will make it easier for them to become successful designers. Our intention is to make expertise and support available to students and graduates, in the shape of money, resources, or people.


To make sure we can deliver on this intention, Design Academy Eindhoven established the Stichting Design Support on 1 June 2010. The Stichting Design Support is qualified as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) or in Dutch Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI). Natural and legal persons making donations to the Stichting Design Support may deduct their gifts from their Dutch income tax or corporate income tax.

Students and alumni can turn to the foundation for a contribution / loan for activities such as manufacturing a prototype, establishing a business, or applying for a patent. Students must make a motivated request and explain and demonstrate how our support will further the development of their talents. Experts from within the academy assess the applications. This is the strength of the Stichting Design Support: the network that DAE has established contains all the necessary knowledge and expertise to ensure a successful pairing of design with entrepreneurship. Upon approval of the application, the student and the foundation will sign a contract containing agreements on support and guidance, advice, and matters concerning copyrights and quantifiable results.


  • To promote the development and realisation of design and all matters relating to design and the promotion of design, either directly or indirectly;
  • Design Support’s efforts to realise these objectives include offering both material and immaterial support to people and organisations whose intentions are to promote and facilitate design;
  • Making a profit is not part of Design Support’s objectives.


The Board of the Stichting Design Support consists of:

  • Ms Tessa Joan Blokland, Secretary
  • Mr Nol Manders, Treasurer
  • One position vacancy


If you share DAE’s pride in our design talents, and if you would like to support the academy in continuing the promotion and development of its talented students, please contact Tessa Blokland ( We are confident that we will be able to help you find a fitting destination for your donation and/or contribution.


Stichting Design Support
Emmasingel 14
5612 AZ Eindhoven
KvK 50082140