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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"
The Design for Export Awards is an initiative aimed at discovering, celebrating and activating excellence in design led innovation throughout South Australia's eight regions.

If you are exporting products or services and use DESIGN as a key business development strategy, tell us your story.

In 2018 the DESIGN FOR EXPORT AWARDS attracted an incredible calibre of entries from 3 South Australian regions , representing 17 diverse industry sectors and exporting to over 150 countries.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Spacetalk by MGM Wireless (above) and Redarc Electronics (below).
Award Categories
Product & Service Design | Design Strategy

Product and Service Sectors
Automotive & Transport | Commercial  & Industrial | Consumer Electrical & Electronics | Furniture & Lighting | Hardware & Building | Housewares | Medical & Scientific | Sports and Lifestyle | Special Purpose Equipment | Agriculture & Aquaculture Equipment | Environmental Impact | Infrastructure Services | Education | Tourism | Health Services | Apps & Software | Game Design & Animation | Architectural Services | Product Design Services | Commercial Services | Designer-maker

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2018 Sponsors

KEY DATES in 2019
May - Applications Open
July - Applications Close
August - Judging
August - Short-list entries showcased on website
October - South Australian Export Awards Gala Dinner  

Why are the DESIGN for EXPORT AWARDS important?

DESIGN as a Business Strategy is a globally recognized driver of EXPORT GROWTH

  • 19 of the world’s top 30 exporting countries attribute their top performing exports to Design and IP intensive industries.
  • 30% of Fortune 10 Companies are are Design-centric whereas 5% of Fortune 500 Companies are Design-centric
In the EU,
  • 42% of total economic activity is generated by design and IP intensive industries.
  • Most of the EU's exports are design and IP intensive goods and services
  • The EU Commission are implementing strategies to accelerate the uptake of Design in nations and regions.
In the UK, every £1 invested in design, converts to £5 in increased exports.”
In the USA (S&P 500) and the UK (FTSE 100), ten years of research shows that "Design Centric" listed companies consistently out-perform those not using design by 200%.
In New Zealand, 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 ($10.6B).

The Design for Export Awards aims to recognize the achievements of our South Australian Design Design driven Exporters and in doing so inspire and activate more South Australian businesses and startups in our cities, towns and regions to begin their journey of discovery by design and develop more unique world class products and services with EXPORT FOCUS.

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