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Inventor, biodesigner and architect Bob Hendrikx strives to turn humans into a positive footprint species by expanding imagination and exploring living design.

He believes in fundamentally transforming the relationship between humanity and the natural world by collaborating with living organisms. He envisions a future where everyday objects come to life—where planted homes, living coffins, and trash-eating bins become a reality.

Bob Hendrikx is the founder of Loop Biotech and inventor of the living coffin that enriches nature. His other works include designing a 'living bin' that eats organic waste, growing world's first living home at the Dutch Design Week and buying a broken-down Detroit home for $1000 to make sustainable housing accessible for all.

Bob has been chosen as Human of the Year 2020 by VICE Media. His ambition is to empower and inspire people towards a living future by turning science-fiction into reality. An award-winning designer, Bob has been featured on (inter)national media platforms such as CNN, TEDx, Dezeen, BBC, WWF, United Nations and many more.

Being born and raised in Eindhoven - the city where Philips was founded - Bob saw the rise and transformation of a company and city in front of his eyes. He was fascinated by the movement of the urban fabric, and would ask his dad 'When will the city be ready?'. During his study of Architecture at the Technical University of Delft, Bob spend time in Detroit to experience not only the Henri Ford philosophy, but also to experience downfall (and rise) of a city in despair. 

Bob graduate from the Technical University of Delft on the 4th of July 2019 with a thesis on Living Architecture. During his Master Program, Bob was both part of the Faculty of Architecture as of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Following his curiosity, Bob managed to become part of the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA. Similar to the TU Delft he holds the title of research affiliate here at the Community Biotechnology Initiative.

Awards & Exhibitions

A selection of Awards & Exhibitions of Bob Hendrikx work:
2024 - Dutch Design Week 2024 - X [Eindhoven, NL]
2024 - Museon-Omniversum [The Hague, NL]
2023 - Dezeen Awards - Longlisted Category Sustainability [USA] 
2023 - Dutch Design Week 2023 - Micro Lab [Eindhoven, NL]
2023 - Albert de la Chapelle Art Foundation [Tammisaari, FI] 
2022 - Royal Palace Soestdijk Exhibition Voorlopers [Soestdijk, NL]
2022 - Winner Dutch Design Public Award [Eindhoven, NL]
2022 - Dutch Design Week 2022 - Klokgebouw [Eindhoven, NL]
2022 - Dutch Design Week 2022 - Ketelhuisplein [Eindhoven, NL]
2022 - Circular Design Museum [Antwerpen, BE]
2022 - Innovation Exhibition Municipality of Delft [Delft, NL]
2021 - Winner IF Design Award 
2021 - Design Intelligence Award - Honorable Mention [CH] 
2021 - Dezeen Awards - Longlisted Category Sustainability [USA] 
2021 - Winner German Design Award - Sustainable product [DE] 
2021 - Selected young design talent by Dutch Design Award [Eindhoven, NL]
2021 - Dutch Design Week 2021 - Dutch Design Awards [Eindhoven, NL]
2021 - Garden Expo Museum Tot Zover [Amsterdam, NL] 
2021 - 17th Venice Architecture Biennale Italian Virtual Pavilion [Venice, IT] 
2021 - Winner Philips Innovation Award [Amsterdam, NL] 
2021 - Mentioned VICE MEDIA Human of the Year 2020 - [NY, USA] 
2021 - Selected young talent by Dutch Financial Times [Amsterdam, NL]
2020 - Dutch Design Week 2020 - Selected for main building [Eindhoven, NL]
2020 - Cube Design Museum Solo Exhibition [Kerkrade, NL]
2020 - Spring Exhibition Verbeke Foundation [Antwerpen, BE] 
2019 - Dutch Design Week 2019 - Selected for main building [Eindhoven, NL]
2019 -10 day tour with Google X, NASA and Ycombinator [San Fran, USA]
2018 - Winner Pitch Competition All Energy Day [Leiden, NL]
2018 - Selected young sustainable pioneers of the Netherlands [Delft, NL]
2017 - TU Delft Student Inspiration Award [Delft, NL]

Bob Hendrikx is a dynamic keynote speaker with over 10 years of experience, captivating audiences worldwide with his unique, hopeful, and humorous messages. Renowned for his expertise in topics like biotech and sustainability, Bob has inspired diverse audiences at prestigious venues and top corporations, including TEDxAmsterdam, Google, and MIT Media Lab. Transform your event with the lasting positive impact of Bob's keynote speech.

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