"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.
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 2017 the DESIGN FOR EXPORT AWARDS attracted an incredible calibre of entries from 5 regions across South Australia, representing 12 diverse industry sectors and exporting to over 140 countries. If you are exporting products or services and use DESIGN as a key business development strategy, tell us your story.
26th August - Short-list entries showcased on website
4th October - South Australian Export Awards Gala Dinner Tickets
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.