Tom Cobbenhagen

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EDUCATION

2019-

Master Industrial Design

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Focusing on Design Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Published “RelivRing” at CHI’2020.

2016-2019

Bachelor Industrial Design

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Currently focused on Human-Centred Design and intuitive user experiences. Final Bachelor Project in cooperation with the Dutch Railway (NS).

2014-2016

English Language and Literature – Higher Level (HL)

International Baccalaureate
2010-2016

Bilingual Education (TTO) on VWO (Dutch University Preparatory Education)

PORTA MOSANA COLLEGE MAASTRICHT

Graduated in bilingual education (NL/EN) within the Dutch curriculum profile of N&T (Nature and Technology). Courses included in the profile where physics, chemistry, calculus, advanced mathematics, business management, European & international studies, Culture and art development, Science for public understanding as well as German.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2020-

President of the Board

EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT THE NETHERLANDS FOUNDATION

I took a seat in the 2020-2021 board of Stichting Europees Jeugdparlement Nederland as the president of the foundation. I am responsible for the organisation’s strategic development and representing the organisation internationally to develop continent-wide policies and strategies for the entire European Youth Parliament network.

2021-

Intern Product Management

LIGHTYEAR AUTOMOTIVE

As part of my Master’s program at Industrial Design, I became part of Lightyear, an innovative startup focused on creating the first commercially available electric solar vehicle. Within the organisation, I intend to gain knowledge regarding the strategic development of a young technical startup. My focus is on mapping and developing the car’s full usability service.

2019-2020

Secretary of the Board

EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT THE NETHERLANDS FOUNDATION

I took a seat in the 2019-2020 board of Stichting Europees Jeugdparlement Nederland as the secretary of the foundation. I was responsible for overseeing the management of multiple conferences, the foundation’s data administration, school recruitment, volunteer management and strategic development.

2019-2021

Student Assistant – Resources Management

TU/E iNNOVATION SPACE

The TU/e innovation Space is a community and facility that supports interdisciplinary hands-on education, engineering design and entrepreneurship. At this institute, I am responsible for a majority of its graphic formgiving and facilitating Challenge Based Learning.

2017-2018

Chief Media

UNiD MAGAZINE

I was the leader of a small team of ~10 people responsible for all the photographic content of the magazine. The UNiD magazine is released thrice a year, containing time-pieces about industrial design. Over the last few years, the magazine has featured interviews with remarkable people such as Donald Norman (author of Design of Everyday Things), Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters) and Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazine).

2017-2018

Project Manager – Rotterdam 2018

EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Project Manager for two years for the 88th International Conference of the European Youth Parliament that took place in Rotterdam in October 2018. The event hosted 300 participants from all over Europe that discussed issues and matters on a European and global level. This event was of high standing and supported by people such as Philips CEO Frans van Houten, former Prime-Minster Jan Peter Balkenende and many more.

2017-2018

Co-Founder

38 HERTZ MEDIA GROUP

A filmmaking business I started with two like-minded peers. During our teamwork we have worked with several organisations at the Eindhoven University of Technology, such as the Department of Industrial Design, Team FAST, Plugged Festival, Study Association CHEOPS and Study Association Lucid. The business later split up into two separate companies, one focusing on filmmaking and the other, my latest venture (KEI Creatief) on design.

TESTIMONIALS

LUC VORSTEVELD

LUC VORSTEVELD FORMER PRESIDENT | STICHTING EUROPEES JEUGDPARLEMENT NEDERLAND

Tom is a very pragmatic, efficient, and professional worker. He makes sure that he is able to do his work in a structured and well thought through way. He is also very strong at helping others and cooperating in teams. Tom makes sure his opinion is heard and he is not shy to reach out when he wants to implement changes or when he believes he can be of assistance. Tom has a practical view on problems and decisions, which makes him a very valuable asset when it comes to group work.

ROY COBBENHAGEN, MSc.

ROY COBBENHAGEN, MSc. FOUNDER | SOLAR TEAM EINDHOVEN

Tom delivers. And no matter what you would ask him to deliver, it will be of high quality. Often seen with a camera in his hand, he is used to looking at things from a different perspective and analysing what aesthetics means. This thirst for design is possibly only surpassed by his hunger for technology.

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