IKEA Foundation
IKEA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the Ingka Group of companies. Its mission is to create substantial and lasting change by funding holistic, long-term programmes that improve the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and to fight and cope with climate change.
Arjowiggins Creative Papers
Since 1770, Arjowiggins Creative Papers has been making fine papers for those who create fine ideas. From our Anglo-French roots we have grown into a leading paper manufacturer with a global reach, marrying nearly 250 years of experience, knowledge and skill to the most advanced technology. Arjowiggins’ creative papers are available worldwide, meeting the needs of international clients and guaranteeing the print quality and consistency that graphic community demands.
GNP Seguros
MAIN SPONSOR
GNP Seguros  is the Mexican insurance company with the most experience and solidity in their country. They provide financial protection to our Insured taking care of their dreams, stories, emotions and experiences. Their mission is to satisfy the needs of protection, financial forecasting and health services of Mexican society.
Embajada de Holanda en México
EMBASSY COALITION
The Netherlands and Mexico are important trading partners, and the Netherlands is also a major investor in this country. The Embassy of the Netherlands in Mexico is committed to strengthening the position of the Netherlands as a commercial investor in Mexico.
Creative Industries Fund NL
ASSOCIATE
Creative Industries Fund NL is a government funded organization that issues project grants in order to foster substantive quality in architecture, urban design, landscape design, product design, graphic design, fashion and E-culture. Fostering innovation and cross-sector approaches and professionalizing entrepreneurship. Improving the links between designers and clients, and the expansion of the international market are also important concerns of the Fund.
Reinventando a Mexico
VISIONARY
Reinventing Mexico Foundation is a business group whose organization is made up of committed citizens, who contribute to improving the living conditions of society. They do this by adding value, technology and innovation in the way companies and governments communicate, collaborate, manage and operate the services offered to society.
Grupo Expansio
Media
Throughout its history, Grupo Expansión has distinguished itself for its high journalistic quality and its ethics based on transparency, truth and respect for its audiences. With a portfolio of 15 magazines and 12 websites, Grupo Expansión has the leading brands in each segment. Business, Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment, Travel, B2B.
Cinetica
Cinética Producciones, is a high level event production agency that seeks to create experiences for multiple audiences. Cinética generates unique experiences for large and boutique events that connect brands with their consumers, activating them to take action.
Lloyd Hotel

The Lloyd Hotel is an historic building with authentic details. The Lloyd Hotel has worked together with internationally acclaimed designers to create a pleasant surprise for their guests who choose to stay in one of their 117 unique hotel rooms.

De Balie

De Balie is a platform and center for the freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media, situated near the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Their programs consistently bear the mark of a sharp and deeply analytical character. Through talkshows, cinema, art, debates and theatre, De Balie mixes several points of view in a wayward and creative fashion.

Stadsschouwburg
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is the most important theatre of the Netherlands with two auditoria and a lively bar-restaurant. The programme is very diverse with theatre, dance and opera-productions both Dutch and international. In-house company Toneelgroep Amsterdam plays both auditoria with new and successful repertory. In july the end of the season is celebrated with the international modern dancefestival Julidans.
Lenoirschuring
Lenoirschuring is a renowned studio and printing office for quality print work and therefore a favourite printer of many designers in the Netherlands. With ten people the print shop is specialized in print work that need attention and dedication.
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts believes artists, creativity and experimentation are inextricably linked to Amsterdam. The AFK supports projects and programmes that increase interest in art and culture, appeal to a wide audience and maintain the multiformity of the array of art available in the city.
The Association of Dutch Designers (BNO)
The Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) is the professional association for designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. The association unites more than 2,500 individual designers and 150 design agencies and corporate design departments. The BNO is committed to advancing the economic, social and cultural interests of its members and to promoting their work and the profession both domestically and internationally.
VBAT
Since 1984, VBAT have been passionate about giving brands, products and spaces the life force they need to thrive in the marketplace.The award-winning brand design agency's mission is to help clients untangle complicated brand design issues, create workable solutions and craft them into unbeatable end solutions.
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Each year, dozens of international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and digital culture come to the Netherlands at Het Nieuwe Instituut’s invitation to get acquainted with the multidisciplinary way of working that characterises Dutch design. The International Visitors Programme fosters international dialogue, cultural exchange, market expansion, and broadening of the international professional network. The institute creates custom schedules that enable its guests to quickly get to know a large number of organisations and individuals working in the Dutch design field. The programme is made possible in part by support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
De Designpolitie
De Designpolitie (The Design Police) is a graphic design agency based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, founded in 1995 by Richard van der Laken and Pepijn Zurburg. The agency produces communication and identity design for clients in the non-profit and commercial sectors with an emphasis on cultural and social organizations. Vander Laken and Zurburg also are the initiators of Gorilla, a visual column on current affairs, published in De Groene Amsterdammer, and founding fathers of What Design Can Do
De Projectstudio
De Projectstudio is the organizational motor behind What Design Can Do. De Projectstudio develops and realizes projects in the creative industries, including events, exhibitions, festivals, campaigns and congresses in The Netherlands. The company was founded by Lisette Schmetz en Christiaan van Bokhorst, who combine their experience of more than ten years in project management, production and advice in the cultural sector.
Pictoright
Pictoright is the author’s rights organisation for visual creators in the Netherlands: illustrators, artists, graphic designers, photographers and other professional image creators. Pictoright distributes collective royalties, manages copyrights for artists, provides legal assistance, offers advice and strives for a better copyright position for image creators.
Dezeen
Dezeen is one of the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazines, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. It’s mission is simple: to bring a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. Dezeen was launched at the end of November 2006 and has grown rapidly ever since, attracting over 1.75 million unique visitors every month. They are the premium media partner of What Design Can Do.
Fontanel
Fontanel is an online magazine made for and by students and professionals in the creative industry in the Netherlands. Launched in 2006, Fontanel has since expanded their coverage to include much of the Dutch creative culture, featuring stories on digital design, branding, food design, PR, startups, product design and fashion. In most recent years, the platform has grown from being an observer to being an active supporter of Dutch creative careers.
form
2017 marks the 60th anniversary of form. Since its founding in 1957, form has been the leading special interest magazine for designers and design-interested readers, that reports across all topics of design and the latest developments in the field. With news, focus themes, and analyses form sets topics, provides orientation and stimulates the design discourse. The publishing house form also offers special editions, art prints as well as design-oriented literature.
CFIA

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA) is an academic research centre focused on frugal innovation. Technological and research projects are used to investigate the development of scientifically sound frameworks leading to more a effective use of frugal innovations and technologies. In addition, through teaching and consulting, knowledge on frugal innovation is exchanged.

CFIA investigates how frugal innovations and technologies contributes to poverty reduction, inclusive development and sustainable outcomes. In this way, they focus on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

Communication and Multimedia Design Amsterdam
Hello! We are Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) in Amsterdam. We are part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). We are a human-centred and context-sensitive bachelor-level design education in the field of interactive digital products and services. Our aim is to help our students both design and realize digital interactive solutions to real-world problems, optimized to the needs of users and other stakeholders. We focus on interaction design, visual design and technique (particularly front-end development). However, these activities occur in a context that shapes what is possible, acceptable and optimal.