ThingsCon 2017

30 November and 1 December 2017

The Netherlands has a very strong industrial design tradition. For designers, the combination of hardware and software design, of processes and interactions, is both attractive and challenging. ThingsCon Amsterdam aims to bring design practices from across the world to the Netherlands, to share expertise and inspire, and at the same time, give a platform for the best Dutch developments in this field.

ThingsCon Amsterdam is a two-day conference about the future of the hardware business, with a special focus on the Internet of Things and the design of new products and services that combine software and hardware. It is organised for the 4th time on 30 November and 1 December 2017.

In talks, workshops and intimate sessions, an international line-up of top notch speakers cover everything it takes to grow a product from prototype to scaling business – and help participants build the companies of tomorrow.

Academic partner Creating Technologies

Students, lecturers and researchers of partner Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (domain Creating Technologies) play an active role at ThingsCon. On Thursday 30 November, students of CMGT pitches their project on Internet of Things, and a team of CMD-students joins the Internet of Things Challenge. Creating010 presents their prototypes of Participatory City Making, and senior lecturer Peter van Waart will join the panel discussion on Friday 1 December.

Register now to join this inspiring event:

Next to the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, other supporters of ThingsCon Amsterdam 2017 are CLICKNL,, Studio Sophisti, GeeNY, T-Mobile, Van Berlo, Avans Hogeschool, TU Delft, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.