Promoting and introducing the Design Intelligence Award for global reputation


Design Intelligence Award (DIA) is one of the first international academic awards in industrial design, created to celebrate innovativeness and entrepreneurship. Hosted by China Academy of Art and located in Hangzhou where innovation is booming, DIA is not only an award, but also a channel to the Chinese industry network and infrastructure, as well as the Chinese market and business. Such a holistic approach sets the DIA distinctly apart from other awards programs, recognizing the role that design can play in achieving real change and creating a Community of Practice that is not found anywhere else.

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Design Intelligence Award at Dutch Design Week 2021: Dutch entries and past award winners

At the Dutch Design Week 2021, the Design Intelligence Award (DIA) celebrates innovators and entrepreneurs’ imagination and inventiveness. During the past years, the DIA collected over more than 30.000 excellent works within four categories: Industrial Equipment,
Living Wisdom, Cultural Innovation and Digital Economy from 61 countries and regions worldwide. The DIA provides a platform to accelerate international trade, provide networking opportunities and open commercial opportunities for enterprises.

During the DDW, the Design Intelligence Award and the Foundation Design Promotion in Europa and China exhibits a selection of this year’s Dutch entries and last year’s award winners. These projects excelled on the DIA’s evaluation criteria.

Expect a surprising and exciting mix of excellent Design entries spanning a broad range of design disciplines and sectors.

The Dutch Design Week (DDW) will take place in Eindhoven from the 16th to the 24th of October. The Design intelligence Award Exhibition can be found in Yksi Expo (Torenallee 22-04 (Strijp-S) 5617 BD Eindhoven) and will be open every day during the DDW between 11:00 and 18:00. The exhibition is open to the public, without a DDW ticket.

DIC: Workshop “Design with Interactivity and Connectivity” at DAPI 2021

Design Promotion and IFIP TC14 WG7 “Art and Entertainment” will organize a workshop on the topics of “Design with Interactivity and Connectivity” at the DAPI 2021 conference on July 24-29 in Washington DC, USA.

The new industrial revolution driven by digital media, data, and the Internet of Things forms a key foundation of interaction and connectivity that has a great impact on the way people live, and the way businesses are organized. We are interested in the systems exhibiting both continuous (in physical and social spaces) and discrete (in cyberspaces) dynamic behavior, giving rise to not only new opportunities but also new challenges in designing products and services where human and technical aspects are massively intertwined.

WIDC & IDWE 2019, Yantai

Design Promotion participated in organizing WIDC & IDWE, by bringing the guests and designs to the World Industrial Design Conference 2019 and International Design World Expo 2019, on Oct 17-20, in Yantai China.

Design promotion organized an exhibition at IDWE, showing the designs and products from Sophisti, Ambianti, Design2gether, Femooi, Eindhoven International HealthLab/Bobo tech, and TU Eindhoven.

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HCI International 2019

Design Promotion attended the HCI International 2019 on 26-31 July in Orlando, Florida, to promote WIDC and IDWE 2019 in Yantai later this year. The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date information on Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), through various modes of communication, such as plenary presentations, parallel sessions, poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions, Student Design Competition, mentoring sessions, demonstrations, and Late Breaking News.

Summer School – Design Research and Scientific Writing

Conghua, Guangzhou
July 8-12, 2019

Organized by

  • International Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a joint research institute of Eindhoven University of Technology and Zhejiang University

Co-organized by

  • China Industrial Design Association
  • Open University of Design
  • Stichting voor Design Promotion in Europa en China
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WIDC & IDWE press conference in Vienna

Design Promotion attended the European Press Conference of the 2019 World Industrial Design Conference and International Design World Expo (2019 WIDC & IDWE) held in Vienna, Austria, on March 29th, 2019. The organizing committee of WIDC expects Design Promotion to contribute to the WIDC & IDWE 2019 which will be held in Yantai later this year in China.

The Press Conference attracted nearly 100 guests of 28 design organizations and institutions across 10 countries and regions, bringing together experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and government leaders from all over the world to discuss and reach consensus on a series of activities to promote cooperation in the field of global design and to build a platform for cooperation in global design innovation and development. In the meantime, it is the first announced in the Press Conference that 2019 WIDC & IDWE will be held in Yantai, China, in October 2019, which will gather powerful international design resources, enhance the innovation of industrial design and build an agglomeration platform for global industrial design innovation resources.

Stichting voor Design Promotion in Europa en China

Foundation for Design Promotion in Europe and China (Stichting voor Design Promotion in Europa en China) is to promote and stimulate the cooperation between Europe and China in the design and creative industries as well as in related education and research, and to promote and stimulate the cooperation in design and creativity among companies, education and research institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The foundation tries to achieve its goal by motivating companies, education and research institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations in Europe and in China to cooperate and to provide support, by 1) organizing activities such as visits, symposiums, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, competitions and awards, 2)providing students and researchers with scholarships and funds, 3)  setting up, organizing or providing support for courses, training and other educational programs, 4) initiating and supporting cooperative entities and organizations such as design museums and showroom shops, and 5) offering help and agency in bridging design, manufacturing and marketing, and in bridging education, research and industry, in and between Europe and China, through online and offline channels.

Stichting voor Design Promotion in Europa en China
KvK: 72846380
Address: Gen. v. Merlenstr 1, 5623GC, Eindhoven, NL
Bank: ING Bank NV, Foreign Operations, PO Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam

Workshop @ Tsinghua University, Beijing, August 10-21, 2017

We are aiming to build performative musical instruments and installations that allow for GMIS principles to be implemented in a group setting. Overall, a networked multi-instrument setting will be implemented by using OOCSI as a communication layer, and Processing clients for sensors/interactive front-ends and MIDI

The music or sound will be generated by a MIDI-capable sequencer (e.g., Logic Pro X or Ableton Live) with multi-track audio instruments, effects and audio tracks – which is connected to the OOCSI-MIDI bridge. Processing serves as the basis for implementing interactive clients that might connect to external sensors such as Arduino-connected simple sensing modalities or complex sensors
such as Kinect, Leap Motion or else.