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Contests & Events

Design is the engine of growth, cultural orientation, evolution of taste, transformation of lifestyles and consumption. We take care of this at, and on these issues, we can develop competitions and cultural events together.

Promoting design culture is one of the aims of Organizing competitions, seminars and conferences, exhibitions, events; providing consultancy services for cultural and communication initiatives; supporting editorial activities.

The partnership with is agreed based on the objectives of the initiative that companies, public or private entities want to pursue and makes use of our experience in the field of cultural promotion of design themes. can take care of the design, organization and coordination of these initiatives with different degrees of involvement depending on the project needs and internal capabilities of the promoter.

What does do?

For Competitions supports the secretarial activities, the communication, promotion and dissemination actions, from the drafting of the announcement to the receipt of the works up to the organization of the jury.

Competition Regulations are drawn up in accordance with the guidelines defined by professional associations. has its own platform for the management of competitions and can count on its national and international professional and university networks for the dissemination of proposals.

Competition modalities

Competitions can be organized, according to the objectives of the promoter, in two main ways:

  • Invited competition – Participants are individually selected and invited to participate in the competition.
  • Competition of ideas – Through a call for proposals, the initiative is transmitted nationally and internationally. Participation can be open or with defined categories.

Events and exhibitions can support the creation of events and exhibitions in the field of design, dealing with the definition of the cultural project and curatorship, the organization and coordination of specific activities, the definition and implementation of the promotional campaign, and the follow-up of implementation and realization of the initiative.



25 November 2022

Completed the second module of the Sayd’Signerssarawak- Furniture Course project

17 November 2022

On June 28, 2022 Graduation Day and opening of the exhibition dedicated to the projects of the 13th edition of the Specializing Master TAD

4 October 2022

At the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao six projects of the Specializing Master TAD

19 September 2022

Workshop | Cassina

27 May 2024

News and events

News 17 June 2024

Designer Who?

The identikit of emerging and future designers: an overview of professionals who will play a pivotal role in the design field, both in public and private organizations.
News 17 May 2024

Open Day 2024

The online event on June 18th, 19th, and 20th. An opportunity to discover’s Specializing Masters and start your study path in Milan, the Italian capital of design.

UX Talk #36 – Product Discovery

Event e la Milano Design Week 2024

The initiatives by Politecnico di Milano’s Design System and at the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Download the interactive map of the selected events
News 14 May 2024 at interzum forum italy

The future of surfaces for furniture elements is at the core of Koelnmesse’s international event. interzum forum italy is the new biennial event – aimed at the Italian and European markets – for furniture production and...

Discover all the collaboration activities dedicated to companies.



DIA Design Intelligence Award 2024

A new edition of the international competition connecting cultures through design. The open call to people, teams and organizations who have created exceptional, innovative and sustainable design solutions.

Switch2Product 2024

Switch2Product (S2P) is the Innovation Program for researchers and students. It provides an opportunity to share projects, test their robustness, engage with experts in the field, and have access to funds.  

Porada International Design Award 2024

The launch of the international contest 12th edition promoted by Porada Arredi Srl and, under the patronage of ADI, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. The solid wood bed is the object of the award in 2024.



UX Talk #36 – Product Discovery

Event e la Milano Design Week 2024

The initiatives by Politecnico di Milano’s Design System and at the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. Download the interactive map of the selected events

UX Talk #35 – UX & Business

An open reflection on the impacts of UX in business, featuring case studies from Publicis Sapient and Tangity – part of NTT Data Network.