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13 19The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success – entry for the 2017 awards, with discount for BEDA members, is now open.

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success and provide compelling proof of why design is a sound commercial investment.

11 19An exhibition-lab of Human Cities_Challenging the city scale will travel around the main European Design festivals in the partner cities. First step: Milan for the Design Week (12th -17th April 2016)

Human Cities_Challenging the city scale is a European project supported by the Creative Europe /Culture program. Led by the Cité du design Saint-Etienne for 4 years (2014-2018), it explores the transformations of the city scale and the co-creation of the city.

16 19Belgium is Design at Milan Design week, 12-17.04.2016

Belgium is Design report on their exhibition showcasing collaborations between thirteen furniture designers and companies.

15 19The German Design Council and the Foundation Deutsches Design Museum explain their temporary design studio for young people in the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

The 21st Milan Triennale, entitled “21st Century. Design after Design”, will take place from 2 April to 12 September 2016.

Innovation ID

Published in Events
30 March 2016

ID2016 v2Design has proven to be a dynamic tool for innovation. The European Commission has recognised design as a key driver of innovation for bringing user-friendly products to the market and for making both private and public services better correspond to user needs. However, many SMEs are not yet aware of the advantages design can bring to their company and they lack the necessary design management skills. Moreover, as stated in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, although some European countries are world leaders in design, others lack a robust design infrastructure and design capability.

The one-day conference ‘Innovation ID’ will give attendees the opportunity to discover how design can help business innovate, grow and be more competitive in a globalised economy. The conference is specially targeted to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as to business intermediaries. Participants will get a deep understanding of what design is, how it is implemented and how it works in practice. Some methodologies will be explained in detail. Moreover, attendees will hear from practical examples of business and organisations that are using design.

19 OrnamoAward2016Ornamo have announced the candidates for their 2016 Award, which recognises the best in current design and industrial art.

The candidates, selected by the Board of Directors of the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, are textile firm Saana ja Olli, automotive designer Pasi Pennanen and textile designer Pirjo Kääriäinen.

Printeriors 2016

Published in Conferences
8 March 2016

Printeriors 2016Bring your interiors to life with print at Printeriors 2016

BEDA members are invited to join fellow interior and décor professionals, architects, designers and specifiers the RAI, Amsterdam from 8-11 March to discover how print can be used to create incredible talking points.

9 18Creating Ultra Personalized Products & Services: UPPS

CLICKNL explore the future of large scale customizable product design at Munich Business Design Week. Combining the Creative Industries’ user-centred design approach with Smart Industries’ technologies creates new opportunities for developing Ultra Personalized Products and Services (UPPS).

MCBW 2016

Published in Design Weeks
20 February 2016

13 18MCBW 2016 – Design Connects Visions For Economy, 20th - 28th February 2016, Munich

Since its inception, Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), the largest design event held in Germany for designers and contractors, has become one of the main attractions for top international designers, architects, creative people, business and economic sector representatives and all those who have a general interest in design. The reason: MCBW clearly is aimed at engaging people with design and its relevance to society, culture and the economy.

DEA 1861 proud agency and client partnerships were recognised at the 2016 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony at London’s Tobacco Dock on 11th February.

Over the past 27 years, the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards have built up a wealth of evidence that design is an economic force and source of global influence.

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