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The Project


Following the established format of the Design Competition project, Lombardy Region and Chamber of Commerce of Milan Monza Brianza Lodi in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, promote the new edition of “Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020, Connecting Spaces” and open a call for project ideas and proposals by teams of young designers in collaboration with Lombardy's companies.

The Design Competition Expo 2020 offers young designers and Lombardy’s companies the opportunity to develop innovative projects that interpret the theme of Expo Dubai 2020 “Connecting minds, Creating the future”.

An International jury, consisting of project partners and prestigious experts, will choose 20 prizewinning designs.

An exhibition of awarded prototype structures will be organized in Italy during various design events and later at the Expo Dubai 2020 in the UAE, from October 2020 to April 2021. In addition, it will be offered visibility to companies and designers through the publication of an editorial on the prototype within the Design Competition website and the creation of promotional material.

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO CONNECT PEOPLE, IDEAS AND SPACES

DESIGN COMPETITION EXPO DUBAI 2020

Objectives

The Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020 intends to promote the innovation applied to the Design, which represents a regional and national excellence. Lombardy's Companies obtain the opportunity to open new areas of industrial development, achieve international market outlets and get close to the Expo Dubai 2020.

Design Competition also serves as a virtuous model of meeting and collaboration between talented young designer and manufacturing companies, since it allows designers to develop concrete ideas while the companies implement innovative processes and products.

Team of designers and company

Joint teams of young designers under the age of 35 and Lombardy’s companies are invited to participate in the competition. The involvement in the team of UAE students will be rewarded, with the mentorship of the American University of Sharjah (EAU)

The Lombardy Region and the Chamber of Commerce of Milan Monza Brianza Lodi will reward the companies of each of the 20 nominated projects up to € 20.000 to cover the costs incurred for the construction of the prototype.



Opportunities

The winners will receive the opportunity to get close to the Expo Dubai 2020 and establish partnerships with the UAE market. That will provide beneficial effects on the exports.

An exhibition of awarded prototypes will be organized in Italy during various Design events and later at the Expo Dubai 2020 in the UAE, from October 2020 to April 2021. In the months before the Exposition, the projects will be possibly illustrated to the commissioners involved in the construction of the Country Pavilions.

In addition, it will be offered visibility to companies and designers through the publication of an editorial on the prototypes within the Design Competition website and the creation of promotional materials.

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