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"SUCCESSFUL EXPORTERS begin their journey with just one product,
and that one product is created by DESIGN.
We want more South Australians to begin that journey"
Congratulations to the winners, finalists and shortlisted entries
In its inaugural year, the 2017 DESIGN FOR EXPORT AWARDS attracted an incredible calibre of submissions from 5 regions across South Australia, representing 12 diverse industry sectors and collectively exporting to over 140 countries.
Judging was an international effort, undertaken by a world class panel in London, Beijing, Seattle, Gothenburg and of course Australia
The winners of the 2017 Business SA DESIGN for EXPORT AWARDS are...
Design Strategy... do you apply design as a business strategy across your entire value chain?
Why are the DESIGN for EXPORT AWARDS important?
Celebrating the DESIGN achievements of our incredible EXPORTERS is also a critically important catalyst to inspire and activate communities our cities, towns and regions to design and develop more world class products and services with EXPORT FOCUS.
The promotion of design and its importance to economic competitiveness and social well-being is an increasing trend in a global context.
DESIGN as a Business Strategy is a globally recognized driver of EXPORT GROWTH.
Ten years of research in the USA shows that "Design Centric" businesses significantly out-perform the S&P 500 by over 200%
International evidence undeniably confirms that investment in professional design used throughout the value chain leads to more competitive businesses - making and selling value driven products and services. Globally, 19 of the world’s top 30 exporting countries attribute their top performing exports to design and IP intensive industries. In the EU alone, 42% of total economic activity is generated by design-led industries.
A report launched in July this year by PwC has shown that design contributed $10.1B to New Zealand’s GDP (approximately 4.2%). The report reveals that if design were treated as an individual industry its contribution to the New Zealand economy would be larger than agriculture and on a par with retail trade – approx. $10.6B.
Design award programs around the world lie at the heart of efforts to promote the importance of design to governments, industry and consumers of products, services and systems. Such programmes contribute to a better understanding of the role of design and it's importance in growing export porfolios by showcasing examples of design excellence and highlighting the value of good design to business, industry, export, government and the general public.