Bliksem en Donderdag

  • A Thursday Enlightening Event 

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    An evening about inspiration, interaction, connection and acceleration

    Do you have an original or innovative idea? Pitch it

    Bliksem en Donderdag, ‘a Thursday enlightening event’, is all about inspiration, interaction, connection and acceleration. This new platform gives makers, thinkers, doers and dreamers a chance to share, test and accelerate their ideas. VPRO Medialab took the initiative and invited TU/e, Baltan Laboratories and High Tech Campus to work together on this new platform.

    Several pitchers present to the audience the dilemma that he or she has encountered during the development of their product or idea. Two experts give feedback on each pitch. Then it is the audience’s turn: with advice, tips for interesting connections and experiences, those present help the pitchers further in their design or creation process.
    Register here for free
    Join in and register for this enlightening evening! Everyone is welcome, but we only have 90 places available. The evening if free of charge, including a drink voucher. Use this form to register. Official language is English.
    Pitch your idea? Sign up!
    Do you have an original or innovative idea but are looking for extra inspiration in the development of your concept, help with the technical issues or the right partners? Pitch your plan and make unexpected connections! Send a mail with your idea to

    The Muppets
    Two ‘Muppets’ are present for each edition. Two experts from a certain discipline such as technology, design, media, etc. listen from the sidelines just like Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show, and they give each pitcher feedback or pose a critical question. This editions Muppets are:

    • Bart Brouwers, editor in chief at E52
    • Ingrid van der Wacht, international projectmanager at Dutch Design Foundation

    The pitchers
    Join us in De Kazerne and help the pitchers below accelerate their ideas. This editons pitchers are:

    • Fred Galstaun from Sensiks, presenting the Sensory Reality Pod;
    • Janis Melderis created a VR exposition of her granddads sculptures;
    • Marijke Receveur pitches The Lighyear One, the first car that charges itself with sunlight.
    • According to Matilde Boelhouwer a solution for a growing demand for meat could be eating insects.
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