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Barcelona Design Centre (BCD)

Barcelona Design Centre (BCD) Spain
Our Vision:

To position design as a strategic element in business excellence and a key factor in innovation, sustainability and improving people’s quality of life in the business world, in city design and in the spaces people share together.

To encourage greater understanding and appreciation of design and its strategic value for companies and public bodies, strengthening the links between design and business in all spheres and positioning Barcelona as a design capital.

Bcd’s objectives are:

  • To promote the use and good management of design in the business sphere
  • To increase the use of design in company innovation processes; to advise companies and organisations through specific programmes.
  • To provide services for companies and organisations through specific projects
  • To become a reference and interlocutor in the field of design for the public administration, companies, institutions and similar organisations
  • To cooperate with different stakeholders in the field of business and design, both nationally and internationally
  • To position Barcelona as a design capital. BCD addresses its activities at various target groups, such as companies, professionals, the public administration and other stakeholders, both domestic and international.

BCD is a member of the following organisations:

  • BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations
  • Design for All Foundation
  • Design for the World
  • DMI, Design Management Institute
  • FEEPD, Federación Española de Entidades de Promoción del Diseño
  • ICSID, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design

Organisation type: Design Promotion Centre Visit our website
What we do:

BCD, Barcelona Design Centre, promotes design as a strategic element for business excellence and as a key factor for innovation, and as a discipline that can improve people's quality of life.

Legally established as a private not-for-profit foundation in 1973, bcd is a promotion and information centre devoted to all aspects of design in business. The first promotion centre of its kind to be set up in Spain, bcd has evolved in line with changes in the economy and society from the first, constantly adapting its philosophy and activities to the specific needs of the moment.

BCD promotes the value of design for innovation, recognised in the latest version of the Oslo manual (Eurostat-oecd). The manual no longer speaks only of technological and non-technological innovation, but about innovation in products, marketing, processes and organisation. Design as a clear innovation facilitator in these four new areas.

Contact: Isabel Roig This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +34 93 218 28 22 Fax: +34 93 237 22 19
Address: Diagonal 452 5a planta 08006 Barcelona

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