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Innovation with Alec

Innovation with Alec

By Alec Meijerink
Hey there! My name is Alec Meijerink, a young creator who enjoys collaborating with others and bringing ideas to life. Join me on my journey to find out about innovation projects and what it takes to bring them to live.
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Circular Storytelling - DORP 2018 Podcast
Connor has not been working on a new energie solution or recycling process. Instead, his group focussed on a more artistic outing, poetry. They designed and build a maze containing 30 different stories. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 22, 2018
Vegan Kebab - DORP 2018 Podcast
Have you ever tasted vegan kebab? If not, just come to Welcome to the Village and visit Friso at the DORP food truck. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 22, 2018
Puzzel Peace - DORP 2018 Podcast
Can one multifunctional design solution foster the various furniture needs of a festival? The Puzzle Peace is a smart furniture design that consists of one system of ‘puzzle pieces’ with which diverse types of furniture (tables, seating, stages, bars) can be made, which are also easy to transport or store. Visit for more information about the project. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 22, 2018
Programming of DORP - DORP 2018 Podcast
Linda is responsible for the programming of DORP during the festival. She explains how and why the projects have to integrate with the festival. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 22, 2018
Frysklab - DORP 2018 Podcast
The Frysklab helps the participants of DORP to make prototypes with 3D printers, laser cutters and electronic fabrication. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 22, 2018
Takka Takka - DORP 2018 Podcast
Takka Takka is a game designed for people with dementia. Elli studies to become a Performative Arts teacher at NHL Stenden, but this week she's focussed on interaction design. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 21, 2018
Chopin in the Clouds - DORP 2018 Podcast
Eric works on a special project at DORP. The preparation for the highest concert in the world. In two or three months from now, the team of Chopin in the Clouds plans to build a dome out of plastic bottles at 5000 meters above sea level in the Zanskar mountain range. Visit for more information. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 21, 2018
BioSphere - DORP 2018 Podcast
BioSphere is a glass capsule used to collect water from plants. Marc normally designs spaces, but he's been working on this water filtering system for a while now. He aims to turn the idea into a product or education tool. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 21, 2018
Where do you leave your sigaret butt? - DORP 2018 Podcast
Save Your (Sigaret) Butt! Oftentimes, these butts are just thrown on the ground or put away with all the other trash. To change that, Marie and the Save The Butt team are working on multiple collection solutions. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 20, 2018
BioPack - DORP 2018 Podcast
At BioPack they trying to develop an alternative to plastic packaging for take-out foods. Instead of using plastics, they're using wood pulp compressed into the shape of a food-tray. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 20, 2018
Off The Grid - DORP 2018 Podcast
Off The Grid is a project that aims to simplify the planning for energy solutions at festivals. Then are currently developing a game that walks you through all the steps of coming up with the right energy solution to your own festival. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 20, 2018
&Cricket - DORP 2018 Podcast
Michiel and his companion are working on fries made out of crickets! You can find more information about their project on - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 20, 2018
The Mainstage - DORP 2018 Podcast
A stage, not one where you go to listen to an artist or a band, but instead one where you go to perform and collaborate. That's the Mainstage at Welcome to the Village. Located at DORP there is a very small and cosy stage where the visitors of the festival are challenged to collaborate on a performance. Would you join in? - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018
A 10 year old can build an Electric Go Kart - DORP 2018 Podcast
An electric cart is not something you might expect to see at a primary school. Though, if it's up to Symen and his Sjipkist, every kid will soon get to build one at school. He's working to educate and inspire young children on the topic of eco-friendly transportation. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018
Quitting might just be the best option - DORP 2018 Podcast
Not all projects work out as planned. Of course it's amazing to create an awesome solution to test at the festival, but everyonce in a while a project encounters problems along the way. In some cases this may cause the entire project to pivot. As is what happend to the project that Alena and Elly worked on. They tell us all about what happened and what they are working on at the moment. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018
Bakers Best- DORP 2018 Podcast
Phil is one of the participants of the Bakers Best project. He's originally from Australia, but this week he's working on a Dutch project called Bakers Best. Did you ever wonder what happens to the old bread, Phil knows! - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018
Proper Plates - DORP 2018 Podcast
In this episode I talk to Ebby and Joey to find out more about the Proper Plates project. They set out to find an alternative for all the plastic plates used at festivals and want to invent a more eco-friendly alternative. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018
DORP Podcast Announcement
Expect a lot of content from DORP, the innovation hub at Welcome to the Village 2018. If you have any questions about DORP then feel free to send me a message or contact the team of DORP. You can find their contact info on the website of the festival. - Recorded at Welcome to the Village (wttv) 2018
July 19, 2018