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Dutch Design
March 13, 2019

Going circular: the Dutch reports

The Netherlands aims to become fully circular by 2050, an ambitious yet feasible goal. There are many initiatives throughout the year to promote awareness about becoming circular and adopting circular…
Dutch Design
March 13, 2019

Circular Business Strategies: the Dutch approach

For the 3rd year, we visited the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and were amazed by the new projects and ideas to build a better future: smart cities, circular packaging,…
February 5, 2019

Naming is a fascinating part of branding, isn’t it?

“Good names are becoming rare”, I recently read on Saffron’s website.  They consider taking roots from new ideas, combining two words together or coining totally new names as valuable strategies. I agree. …
Dutch Design
January 14, 2019

Circular Beach – a pioneer way to scale change 

The first time we visited Scheveningen, one of the most famous beaches in the Netherlands, we found the experience unusual and intriguing. Being originally from Rio de Janeiro, we were…
Dutch Design
November 5, 2018

Dutch Design Week 2018 – Cases and insights

For the 3rd year, we visited the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and were amazed by the new projects and ideas to build a better future. We also followed presentations organized…
Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2018 featured image EventNetherlands
September 15, 2018

If not us, then who? Dutch Design Week is back!

We’re excited that October is back because the next Design Week is approaching. For those new to the Dutch creative scene, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is the largest design event…
We Make The City featured image EventNetherlands
June 15, 2018

Making Amsterdam a living lab

WeMakeThe.City is an initiative of Amsterdam Municipality, Amsterdam Economic Board, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Waag Society, Amsterdam Smart City and AMS Institute.Inspiration, interaction, and innovation for urban challenges are the goals…
Jonge Honden - photo mural image Interview
May 16, 2018

Young dogs! A bold consultancy in the heart of the Netherlands

The consultancy Jonge Honden (Young Dogs) represents the spirit of the Dutch Innovation. Their consultants are bold, lively, ambitious and created a new enterprise framework in the city of Utrecht that…
Alissa Rees photo Interview
April 26, 2018

Meet Alissa Rees, a Dutch healthcare designer

Interview with Alissa Rees Dutch design is gaining a lot of space in the field of societal challenges, having several initiatives and investments implemented in the past years. And there…
Mout Bier vitraux Interview
February 26, 2018

Brewing the Dutch creative process

From 23 to 25 February, the City of Arnhem hosted the Mout Bier Festival in the Eusebius church. Borda’s team were there and interviewed 3 different breweries to uncover the…
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February 25, 2018

Carnival: a spectacle joining Brazil and the Netherlands

Logo of Portela's storyline Carnival in Brazil is not just a party, it is an event with continental proportions and has deep impacts on the culture, identity and history of…
Trend Report
December 8, 2017

Designers in Rio meet the Dutch innovation

In December 2017 Borda led an event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the design agency TUUT. We presented the highlights of the Dutch Design Week 2017. The event aimed…
Trend Report
November 10, 2017

Dutch Design trends in Recife, Brazil

In November 2017 Borda and our partner Orbe conducted an event in Recife, Brazil, presenting the highlights of the Dutch Design Week 2017. The event aimed to engage the local…
Original Article
November 5, 2017

Dutch creative industries: smart uses for disused urban spaces

Photo by G.Lanting - Own work, CC BY 3.0 After having completed a MA in Creative Industries in 2015/21061, I returned to my civil servant position at Arts National Foundation2…
Innovate image EventNetherlands
October 7, 2017

Innovate Arnhem

Today we had the pleasure to explore for the second year the event Innovate Arnhem, similar to the one visited in Eindhoven last September ( Arnhem has been our home…
September 27, 2017

Researches on fashion: new materialism, Dutch heritage, and more…

An interview with Anneke Smelik Photo by Ineke Batist Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen, where she is coordinator of the…
September 27, 2017

Global challenges, start-up solutions

“It is time to show the world that the Netherlands is hot” (Robert Jan Galema, Managing Director INKEF Capital) Over 3.000 startups, more than 10 innovation hubs, a proud 3rd…
Dutch DesignEventNetherlands
September 4, 2017

Eindhoven Maker Faire

If things get complicated, bring in the Dutch! Continuous experimentation, trial and error, a hands-on attitude and critical thinking were some of the elements that instigated us to visit the…
Holland connects - post header BrazilEvent
September 1, 2017

Holanda Conecta

Organization & Support Nuffic Neso Brazil Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands in Recife Heineken Orbe Study opportunities and scholarships in the Netherlands Nuffic Neso Brazil is the foundation of the…
WasteBased collection DDW 2016 EventNetherlands
September 1, 2017

Dutch Design Week 2017

In the next edition of the Dutch Design Week it will be celebrating 19 years since the birth of the fair, which has become the most important in Northern Europe:…
September 1, 2017


NAVE is a partnership between Borda Knowledge Beyond Borders and Orbe Brand & Design Innovation.One trip, two countries, many paths. The NAVE project has the Creative Industries as a territory…
Dutch Design Week 2016 Dutch Design
August 31, 2017

Understanding Dutch Design

This interview is part of the project NAVE in partnership with BORDA, a series of actions connecting innovation between Brazil and the Netherlands. Raquel Sztejnberg has been living in the…
August 31, 2017

Brabant, focal point of Dutch Design

An interview with Geert Lenders, General-Secretary of Brabant C. (This interview is part of Projeto NAVE, in partnership with Orbe, an initiative to create innovation between the Netherlands and Brazil.)…