Drs. Martijn Paulen

Director Dutch Design Foundation


Martijn Paulen (Geldrop, 16 April 1970) graduated with honours from Tilburg University as an organisational psychologist. He was an organisation consultant with Rubicon, taught Organisation Studies at Tilburg University, and was director of Innovation & New Learning Strategies at the TIAS Nimbas Business School.


In 2013 Paulen was appointed director of Dutch Design Foundation, the organisation behind Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Awards, World Design Embassies and What if Lab. Under his guidance, the organisation focuses on experiment, innovation and cross-overs in design. Particular attention goes to the work and development of young talent. Direct links are successfully forged with the technology industry.

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