"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 in South Australia.
2017 winners, the MICRO-X ‘CARESTREAM DRX REVOLUTION NANO’ MOBILE X RAY (below) and RISING SUN PICTURES (above) epitomize the creativity and resilience of a successful design-centric exporter.
In its inaugural year, the DESIGN FOR EXPORT AWARDS attracted an incredible calibre of submissions from 5 regions across South Australia, representing 12 diverse industry sectors and exporting to over 140 countries.
Calling all South Australian cities, towns, regions, communities. If you are exporting products or services and use DESIGN as a key business development strategy, tell us your story.
Product & Service Design|Design Strategy
Product and Service Sectors
Automotive & Transport | Commercial and Industrial | Consumer Electronics & Appliances | Furniture & Lighting | Hardware & Building | Housewares | Medical & Scientific | Sports and Lifestyle | Special Purpose Equipment | Agriculture & Aquaculture Equipment | Environmental Impact Products and Services | Infrastructure Services | Education Products & Services | Tourism Experiences | Health Services |Apps & Software| Game Design & Animation |Architectural and Product Design Services |Commercial Services |
DESIGN as a Business Strategy is a globally recognized driver of EXPORT GROWTH
Globally,19 of the world’s top 30 exporting countries attribute their top performing exports to design and IP intensive industries.
In the EU, 42% of total economic activity is generated by design and IP intensive industries.
In the UK for every £1 invested in design, businesses achieve as much as £20 in increased revenues, a £4 increase in net operating profit and £5 in increased exports.”
In the USA, ten years of research shows that "Design Centric" listed companies consistently out-perform the S&P 500 by over 200%.
In New Zealand, a 2017 report by PwC showed that design contributed $10.1B to New Zealand’s GDP (approximately 4.2%). 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.
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.