UNFCCC
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) was established in 1992 when countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the subsequent adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015, Parties to these three agreements have progressively reaffirmed the secretariat’s role as the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change.
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.
Antalis
Antalis is the world’s leading distributor of paper, packaging solutions and visual communication products for professionals. The company was born in 2000 through the merger of 40 international distribution companies across the globe. Antalis sponsors the yellow paper for all What Design Can Do publications.
Nutrisa
LEADER
Nutrisa is a company that provides welfare to consumers and promotes the collective spirit; for helping to create small actions that transform the world.
Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo
LEADER
Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo is a government institution that works to provide security and well-being to the people who are part of their community. It is one of the areas with greater affluence of tourism due to the great variety of museums, historical monuments and recreational places that it lodges, like the modern avenue President Masarik, in Polanco.
Helados Nestlé
LEADER
Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world. It has more than 2,000 brands that range from global icons to local favorites, and with presence in 191 countries around the world. Helados Nestlé has the mission of creating magical moments of enjoyment and happiness. It seeks to combine the pleasure of a taste, with a call to responsible nutrition; because he cares about the welfare of the community.
Alcaldía Cuahutemoc
LEADER
The Mayoralty of Cuauhtémoc is a government institution located in the heart of Mexico City, and within it, its Historic Center. It cares about society and the well-being of the community, it is a very complex political body. In its streets, the nostalgia of the pre-Hispanic world, the viceregal classic and modern buildings are mixed, as a symbol of a new equilibrium, which has given it the title of riches that build new ways of relating to commerce and business.
UAEM (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México)
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, has a great academic offer, aimed at transmitting value ​​and culture to the next generation; aimed at delivering conscientious professionals to our society.
Ambrosía
ASSOCIATE
Ambrosía is the leading company in the catering service. They have been advising and planning of many big events in Mexico for over 35 years. Their goal? make each person the guest of honor.
Rudistas
ALLIES
Rudistas is a union of allied companies and people committed to offset their carbon emissions. They protect and regenerate the forests in the Sierra Gorda de Querétaro to neutralize the carbon that is generated with the day to day.
TANE
ASSOCIATE
TANE is a Mexican jewelry brand with 70 years of experience. Its style seeks to reflect the history and cultural heritage to make it unique, different and valuable within the national and international scene.
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.
DECODE
ALLIES
DECODE aims to experiment with and curate new possibilities in design culture through the publication of an interview series profiling exceptional people. Their mission is to call forth designers and non-designers from all disciplines, to unite them in human-shaped methods of communicating and collaborating, and to collectively evolve, adapt, and integrate new insights across multiple layers of complexity.
Emergemx
ALLIES
Emergemx is a non-profit project on design education focusing on criticism, research and the design community. They generate intellectual design content through printed publication specialized in design criticism and opinion, continuous education and knowledge communities specialized in design.
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.
Centro.
LEADER & UNIVERSITIES COALITION
CENTRO is an institution for higher education in design communication, film, digital media and architecture, that catalyzes the energy of raw talent into the force of professional creativity. As the name suggests, CENTRO embraces the intersection of different fields such as creativity, business, technology and science.
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.
Heineken
ASSOCIATE
HEINEKEN Mexico is a beer brand, who  centralizes working with a sustainable approach. This has been paramount since their beginning, and since then, is present in the DNA of all their collaborations.
Embajada de Canadá en México
EMBASSY COALITION
Canada and Mexico are strategic partners in North America with strong economic, political, social and cultural ties.
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.
Embajada de Austria Mexico
EMBASSY COALITION
Embajada de Austria connects, moves and mediates. In the era of globalization and the relativization of borders, this principle must receive more and more attention. Culture and art transcend borders, open doors, transmit knowledge and connect people of different origins, religions and ideologies.  
Embajada de Suiza en Mexico
EMBASSY COALITION
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Universidad IberoAmericana
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), in Mexico-City, is acknowledged as one of Mexico’s top private educational institutions, widely known both in Mexico and abroad for the high quality of its study programs. IBERO's underlying aim is to safeguard, disseminate and improve higher education by training the professionals, teachers, researchers and technicians our society needs.
Itesm
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
Tecnológico de Monterrey develops professional and human potential through providing a high academic level, resources and programs of excellence. They continuously update their academic offering so that they are able to respond to social, economic, work-related, scientific and technological changes.
EDINBAL
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
EDINBAL is part of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, for the development of higher education and artistic research. Their mission is to make conceptual tools available to Mexican society alongside methodologies that promote the creation, innovation and the free expression of design and art.
Anahúac
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
Anahúac is an academic institution which aims to contribute to the integral formation of leaders who act positively, and who promotes the development of people and society. They do systematic study, research and development of the cultural heritage of science and technology, as means to contribute to the integral good.
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez provides quality education. They are engaged in academic activity, research and extension, but we also understand the value institutions, governance and democracy, which are achieved through the respect of multiple ideas.  
CIDI/UNAM
UNIVERSITIES COALITION
CIDI/UNAM is an academic institution providing quality higher education.
L’Officiel
Media
L'Officiel Mexico is a magazine with the sole purpose of discovering the best trends around the world. They are a window into the world of iconic references; reinterpreting the codes of fashion with elegance, playing with the latest collections, mixing various styles with a touch of obsession.
Designaholic
Media
Designaholic is a blog that deals with current and relevant issues in design and related disciplines. Inviting design "addicts" to reflect on recurring themes of everyday life and the role that these subjects play. In addition to industrial design, Designaholic also writes on a variety of creative disciplines such as graphic design, experiences, interactive, sustainable, art and architecture, with an honest approach and speaking directly with the public.
Hotbook
MEDIA
Hotbook is a magazine that presents exceptional references on the following subjects: travel, gourmet, culture, fashion and lifestyle. Covering a variety of topics they follow trends including entrepreneurship.
Cool Hunter MX
Media
COOLHUNTERMX is a platform that inspires and amplifies creativity through valuable content. They are cultural, artistic, and talent promoters in different creative practices, seeking to professionalize the Mexican design and fashion industry. They belief design and creativity can change societies, cities, environments, mentalities and the direction of a country.
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.