Hugo Vrijdag

Artist / Designer

Co-founder & Art Director of 'De Ontdekfabrtiek' (Factory of Discoveries), De Uitvindfabriek (Factory of Inventions)

Hugo Vrijdag (1970), graduated at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As a visual artist and designer, he combines his passion for technology and storytelling. Hugo writes stories that are made to be filmed. In films the props he designed play a starring role.

He is the creator of the science centre ‘De Ontdekfabriek’ (The Discovery Factory) in Eindhoven, ‘Het Ontdekstation’ (The Discovery Station) in Tilburg, and ‘De Uitvindfabriek’ (The Discovery Factory) in Breda, all in The Netherlands.

Hugo has made a number of works of art and lighting installations over the years. He is known for his characteristic work combining narrative and technology.



Dream big, make a change

Workshop at The Ontdekfabriek together with SPARK Makers Zone

SPARK Makers Zone and the Ontdekfabriek join forces in an appealing workshop on 22 October in Eindhoven where you learn to fly and dream big, and set foot on actual realisation of these bold ideas. 

Dreams may be bigger when you are young, and fade out when you’re older. As we know more, we tend to actually do less with realising dreams. But let’s be real: the world needs dreams, in order to conquer the challenges we face today. SPARK and the Ontdekfabriek are convinced that dreaming big is a good idea, and start doing is the best option for today.  

Join us at our workshop!

The workshop of SPARK en the Ontdekfabriek is part of the program of the Law to Preserve Creativity.

law of creativity








The Law to Preserve Creativity is a manifesto in which partners from education, the business community, care, culture and government bodies agree on how they wish to stimulate the creative development of every resident of the Brabant region.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October
 De Ontdekfabriek, Torenallee 22 Eindhoven

The Inventors best kept secret

The Factory of Discoveries will premiere their new adventurous film

The Ontdekfabriek uses storytelling to involve schools, universities and companies in their challenge stimulating youth for innovation and creativity. They strongly believe society needs young inventors to come up with solutions for our future challenges.

The pictures shown here are screen-shots of the new film created with the help of Noord-Brabant. The story tells about a young inventor named Finn who is eager to come up with a new invention. Unfortunately ideas don’t spring to mind. So he starts combining other inventions. Together with his friend Kiki he roams the suburbs in search for devices to build his new invention. In their search Kiki and Finn discover a workshop where an engineering student secretly builds robots. In the end it’s Kiki’s empathic view on people that helps Finn to come up with inventions for their neighbours.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October
19:00 - 20:15
Hertog Jan Theatre, CWF House Eindhoven
Hugo Vrijdag

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