The Design Center Baden-Württemberg calls for entries for the Focus Open, Baden-Württemberg International Design Award and invites companies and designers from all over the world to participate. The renowned competition looks back on a long tradition and is highly regarded both within Germany and abroad.

The state award honours forward-looking, professional and outstanding design achievements. The Focus Gold, Focus Silver and Focus Special Mention awards are a much sought-after endorsement of excellent design quality.

Application information

  • Final date for applications: 9 March 2018
  • Registration fee per product: 170 €
  • Award Ceremony: 12 October 2018

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Circular by Design Challenge: 12 projects selected


Following an online pitching session on 6 January, the jury of the Circular by Design Challenge has given its verdict. 12 projects will participate in the second edition of this support programme initiated by the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster of Luxinnovation with the support of the Ministry of the Economy, which targets creatives with sustainable and circular ideas.
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Circular by Design Challenge #2 – Selected projects


The Circular by Design Challenge, organised by the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster of Luxinnovation with the support of the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, connects creative minds with technology, manufacturing and traditional industry to kick-start the development and market launch of new, circular products, services and digital solutions.
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Smart Manufacturing Week is approaching


From 17 to 19 November, best practices in the field of digitalisation in industry will be reviewed at this annual event.
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Technology and road transport: have your say!


Automotive companies are invited to participate in a European study on the impact of technological developments on the transport market.
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Circular By Design Challenge: ongoing process (2/4)


The first edition of the Circular By Design Challenge started at the beginning of 2021. The selected start-ups are following an intensive coaching programme that will last until spring. Here is the continuation of the participating companies' testimonials.
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