and see you all next year!
The International Festival of Technology (IFoT) contributes to Delft’s international positioning in the field of technological innovation with knowledge institutions, entrepreneurs and the municipality of Delft joining forces at the festival. The IFoT is a unique, communal experience that allows Delft and the surrounding area to present itself by bringing scientific knowledge, technological innovations, creativity, culture, the inventive pioneer culture and the dynamic business community to life with a mix of fun and intelligence.
The IFoT’s long-term ambition is to support Delft and the surrounding area, the heart of the knowledge corridor in Zuid Holland, by putting Delft on the map internationally. This is what we want to work towards over the coming years.
These activities are characterised by meeting, sharing, linking and sharing an appealing programme which proudly demonstrates what Delft stands for: technological innovations.
At the Grand Finale (Mekelweg 5) on June 3 2016, from 16.00 – 00.30 h, the Delft campus will be transformed into a giant stage for mind-blowing technology, awesome music, curious art and a highly varied food court. You will be amazed in every corner of the festival area. Entry is free of charge.
At the Festival Field you will find the main stage with the best mix of pop, rock, hip hop and jazz. We will blow your mind! Grab a beer and a snack, enjoy the music and be inspired by art performances in this area.
The Bazar is the vibrant heart of the festival. A playground with a variety of colourful projects. Test the latest sports and games, escape from reality in a virtual 3D environment, search for clues and solve puzzles with your friends whilst locked in the escape room. A market with 3D printed jewellery and other innovative items for sale. Listen to live music from the latest musical talents. Discover each chef’s best kept secret at the food court. Different food trucks offer the best barbecues, burgers, organic toasted sandwiches, fresh smoothies, mouth-watering ice cream, a strong cup of coffee and much more.
At the future living area you will find amazing new technologies for your future home. Encounter new concepts in cooking, sleep with a robot, try on new clothing featuring the latest technology and be amazed by futuristic furniture. Be curious and open all the doors in this house and explore the future of living!
What will the industry of the future be like? Will you see robots everywhere you go? Help solve a major security issue, visit the factory with futuristic algae, take on heavy duty tasks made easy and be 3D scanned in a flash. Finish your workday with a great jazzy staff party at the Groover Hangout along a nice with cold drink.
Food and Drink
At the Grand Finale we offer food and drinks that are diverse and sustainable as possible. A wide and varied range of food will be available on the festival site, including healthy, vegetarian and low-calorie options. You can choose from vegetarian meals, soup and juices, but also snack and burgers are available.
We obey Dutch law, so we don’t serve alcohol to persons under the age of 18.
Safes will be NOT available on the site for the storage of valuables.
At the Grand Finale you will pay for your food and drink with tokens. Token points will be available on site. Payment by credit card or foreign debit card is not possible. You cannot withdraw cash at the festival site.
Safety and Security
Safety and security are extremely important for the organization of the International Festival of Technology. A professional security company will be on hand and first aid facilities will also be available on the site.
Click here for the sitemap.
For the Grand Finale we strongly advise you to come by public transport
The TU Campus can be reached from Delft Station with the district lines 69, 55, 174 or 40. Bus lane along the Mekelpark closed will be closed on 3 June all day. Nearest bus stop for all district lines is at Faculty of Architecture (Michiel de Ruyterweg, Delft) or at the rear of the TU Delft Library (Schoemakerstraat, Delft).
The TU Campus is easily accessible by car via the A13, exit Delft/Pijnacker and exit Delft Zuid/TU-wijk. Cars can be parked at the Sport & Culture car park (van den Broekweg, Delft). Other options in Delft:
- Car park of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (See map TU Delft campus, building 36)
The festival can be easily reached by bike. Bicycle racks can be found at the rear of the TU Delft Library (Schoemakerstraat, Delft), Freezone A and the general bicycle parking at Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
The International Festival of Technology takes place from Wednesday June 1 until June 3 2016 and is located at TU Delft Campus and Delft City Centre.
The Festival on Friday 3 June, IFoT's Grand Finale, takes place around the Aula Conference Centre and TU Delft Library. The Festival terrain can be accessed via Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft.
Click here for the Festival Map of IFoT's Grand Finale.
We’ve drawn up some house rules to help ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment during IFoT's Grand Finale.
- You have to be 18 or over to purchase alcoholic drinks. In the event of doubt, the organisers are entitled to insist that proof of identity be shown.
- The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme if necessary. If one or more acts cannot perform, every effort will be made to ensure that a substitute of similar quality is provided.
- Smoking is not permitted in the tents or buildings.
- Visitors are required to follow the instructions of security staff and all other members of staff.
- Bill posting and the distribution of flyers are not permitted on or near the festival site, unless official permission has been granted.
- Visitors may be searched at the entrance. You may be denied entrance if you refuse to cooperate with the search.
- Visitors may be exposed to sound levels over 80 dB during the event. The use of hearing protection is the visitor’s personal responsibility.
The organisers of the festival are in no way liable for any damage suffered by visitors to the festival or their belongings. Security staff will check for the following items, which are not permitted on the festival site:
- glass objects;
- food: a sufficiently wide variety of food and drink is available at the festival;
- alcoholic drinks;
- other types of drinks (bottles, cans, etc.);
- aerosols (deodorant may be permitted);
- weapons or objects that could be used as such;
- markers (in order to prevent graffiti);
- the use, possession or buying/selling of drugs;
- professional cameras (with a removable lens), digital and video cameras/camcorders and other sound or recording equipment.
If you wish to attend the International Festival of Technology as a photographer or reporter you should apply for press accreditation. Only entirely completed forms will be processed.
Click here for the form. All applications must be received before 26 May 2015. Confirmation and practical information concerning the festival will be sent to you by email. The confirmation is your proof of accreditation.
1. ACCREDITATION GENERAL
Accreditation will only be extended to professionals assigned to report on the festival by recognised media.
2. USE OF ACCREDITATION
You require an accreditation pass to access the festival site. It is compulsory for you to carry your accreditation in the shape of a press pass with you whilst at the festival. The accreditation is strictly personal and cannot be transferred. In the event of abuse your accreditation will be revoked and the pass and/or wristband confiscated. The accreditation cannot be replaced during festival in the event of loss or theft and is only valid for this edition of the festival.
3. POLICY WITH REGARD TO FREELANCERS
Freelancers are only eligible for accreditation if they have been assigned by recognised media and meet all the other requirements. Please also refer to Point 1.
If you are accredited by the organisation you will be notified two days before the festival. The IFoT organisation decides which accreditations will be granted. No correspondence possible with regard to the outcome.
5. PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEWS
No photographs of and/or interviews with the artists may be taken/conducted without permission from the artist’s management and the IFoT organisation.
For further information, please contact Mick de Witte by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +31 (0) 614 832 182.