Management board

DEN is managed by a group of core members, with extensive experience in:

  • Design, with more than 500 projects developed for key industry players (such as: Sony, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Johnson&Johnson, Dior, Mercedes, Telecom Italia) and Government Institutions (such as: European Commission, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Government of Singapore)
  • EU-funding, with more than 20-year experience on a wide variety of Framework Programmes
  • Research, with direct affiliations with leading academic institutions (such as: Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Milan Politecnico)


Among others, DEN’s board worked on entrepreneurial and design projects for:


Entrepreneurial experience
DEN’s core partners have been instrumental in creating more than 10 start-ups, with annual turnovers up to € 40 million.