MinD Symposium 2017

2nd MinD Symposium, 6 July 2017: Mindful self-empowerment and social engagement

Due to changes in demographics in the Netherlands, the number of people diagnosed with dementia is expected to increase to over half a million in 2040 with a peak of over 690.000 people in 2055. Other countries in Europe and elsewhere in the world are faced with this issue as well.

– Alzheimer Nederland –

MinD is a European ‘Horizon 2020’ project where partners from 7 different countries work together to develop meaningful and mindful solutions for people with dementia and their carers.

During this symposium, we would like to introduce you to the Mind project and its first results that come from data collection amongst people with dementia and their carers in three different countries (The Netherlands, Germany and Spain). Moreover, we have invited Prof. dr. Tischa van der Cammen to talk about designing for autonomous ageing. In the afternoon, we will invite participants to join an interactive design workshop. Participation in this symposium is free of charge and we would very much like to welcome you to our partner Panton at July 6th, 2017. You can register for this event by sending an e-mail to MindsymposiumNL@gmail.com.

For whom

This symposium will be of particular interest to design professionals and researchers working in the broad field of designing for health and healthcare as well as to health professionals. Themes such as innovation in care, dementia, mindfulness, mindful design and patient empowerment will be addressed.


Time Description
10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and coffee
10.30 – 11.00 Introductions MinD and presentation project results
Prof dr Kristina Niedderer – University of Wolverhampton
11.00 – 11.45 ‘Autonomous Ageing: A Role for Industrial Design’
Prof dr Tischa van der Cammen – Delft University of Technology
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Introduction to Mindful design workshop
13.30 – 14.30 Interactive workshop – break out into groups
14.30 – 15.00 Plenary presentations
15.00 – 16.00 Closure and drinks


The symposium will be hosted by MinD partner Panton:

Panton – Ontwerpers voor de zorg
Muntengang 1
7411 GD