January 2021

12/16/2020–1/4/2021
IDZ Event

Berlin Showroom
Call for Applications - A/W 20/21

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Berlin Showroom presents the best of Berlin fashion to the international press and buyers and offers a unique presentation platform for pioneering and innovative designers.

Until January 4, 2021, Berlin-based fashion labels can apply to participate in presentations in five cities as well as in an online showroom.

More information and application at: berlinshowroom.com/application

1/18–4/12/2021
IDZ Event

Call for Entries: Federal Ecodesign Award 2021
Innovative and sustainable concepts, services and products wanted.

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Applications in the four competition categories of product, service, concept and young talent are open until 12 April 2021.
For more information: bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en

Tuesday, 1/19/2021
9.00 am–10.30 am
IDZ Event

Berlin China
Virtuel „Go to China digital Meet up // Market entry strategies #2“

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Our next CN-BC “Go to China” digital meet-up, the second part of our series on China market entry strategies, will take place via Zoom on 19. January 2021 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am (CET).

We are excited to welcome three of our network partners and look forward to introducing them to our
community:
Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA), presented by Ivy Yang, Global Business & Cooperation Division, and
Beijing 86 Cultural Co., Ltd, presented by International Project Manager Yolanda Xiong , and
Dongxii, presented by Co-Founder & COO Miriam Theobald.

We will also look at case studies of two Berlin-based companies within the green tech and design industries. We are looking forward to hearing about their experiences with entering the Chinese market, opportunities they were given and challenges they had to face as well as the advice they want to give.

Sustify GmbH, presented by Founder & CEO Sonja Westphal. Sustify helps to improve compliance with social and environmental standards by educating the workforce by means of an interactive, gamified learning app.
büro+staubach GmbH, presented by Partner & Managing Director Jan Wielert as well as Founder & Managing Director Christina Finger . büro+staubach is an industrial design agency with a focus on mobility.

All participants will have the opportunity to join in with comments and questions. We look forward to having you join our next meet-up!

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Thursday, 1/28/2021
4.00 pm–5.00 pm
IDZ Event

February 2021

1/18–4/12/2021
IDZ Event

Call for Entries: Federal Ecodesign Award 2021
Innovative and sustainable concepts, services and products wanted.

Details

Applications in the four competition categories of product, service, concept and young talent are open until 12 April 2021.
For more information: bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en

2/11–25/2021
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Thursday, 2/25/2021
4.30 pm–5.30 pm
IDZ Event

Save the Date! “Go to China” Digital Meet-up #4
Digital marketing and Consumer insights

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With a population of about about 1.4 billion people, China is a very attractive market. However, to set foot in this market and with respect to localisation and marketing, international players have to overcome a number of obstacles. First of all, the language and culture are fundamentally different. Furthermore, the Chinese internet landscape has developed largely independently from the rest of the world. The big players on the international level such as Google, Wikipedia, Facebook or Slack are not freely available, while national platforms like WeChat, Weibo and TikTok are indispensable and hugely influential.

In this digital CN-BC meet-up #4, Miriam Theobald, Co-Founder & COO of DŌNGXii, will provide an overview of the nature of the "Chinese internet": what channels and possibilities are there to market your product or service digitally, and what socio-cultural needs do customers have in China today?

All participants will have the opportunity to join in with comments and questions.

We look forward to having you join our next meet-up on February 25th from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm (CET)!

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March 2021

1/18–4/12/2021
IDZ Event

Call for Entries: Federal Ecodesign Award 2021
Innovative and sustainable concepts, services and products wanted.

Details

Applications in the four competition categories of product, service, concept and young talent are open until 12 April 2021.
For more information: bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en

Friday, 3/5/2021
10.00 am–1.00 pm
IDZ Event

EcoDesign Circle: Online Train-the-Trainer Workshop EcoDesign Audit & Sprint
Two EcoDesign tools for transition from linear to circular business models are in the heart of our workshop. Audit and Sprint were developed jointly by our partners from EcoDesign Circle 4.0 project. The tools have already been tested and used in several workshops with companies from across the Baltic Sea Region.

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The workshop, facilitated by Markus Vihma, Circular Business consultant from Tallinn, Estonia and Peter Post, expert and consultant for UX and service design from Wiesbaden is aimed equally at designers, SMEs and environmental experts. It is held in English.

The workshop is partly financed by the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Program of the European Union.

If you are interested in an EcoDesign Sprint in your company or the planned "train-the-trainer" workshop for designers, please contact: ecodesign-circle@idz.de.

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3/9–5/31/2021
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2021: Call for Particpation
Global competition for outstanding experience design

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The next UX Design Awards are coming up! From March 9 to May 31, companies, agencies, professionals and up-and-coming designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the global competition for outstanding experience design.

Thursday, 3/18/2021
8.30 am–10.30 am
IDZ Event

CN-BC Joint Brokerage Event: German Chinese Innovators Space with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (ITSA)
German Chinese Innovators Space: In cooperation with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (ITSA), one of the largest trade fairs for apparel fabrics in China, we will present sustainable material innovations from Germany.

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The digital Joint Brokerage Event (JBE) is a matchmaking event for Berlin and Chinese companies active in the fields of design and sustainable technologies. Organized in collaboration with our Chinese network partners, they offer a mix of talks and matchmaking with 1 to 1 business matchmaking calls.

If you would like to attend one of these events or are interested in learning more, please contact magdalena.jaster@idz.de and register in the members area of the CN-BC website.

3/24–25/2021
10.00 am–4.00 pm

TU Berlin & Fraunhofer IZM: Ecodesign Learning Factory - Circular Service Design Workshop
Join the new format of the EcoDesign Learning Factory on Circular Service Design!

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Business is doing great, but the planet is moaning. This has to stop. But how? Join the new format of the EcoDesign Learning Factory on Circular Service Design! This format combines different methods from various fields to boost circular economy – and we want to test it with you.

In this 2 day workshop, we will explore ways to envision and build circular services of the future. Using methods from fields like system thinking, service design and speculative design, you will be working on a fictional scenario, defining challenges and creating solutions for an exemplary industry.

The workshop is facilitated by design professionals from Fjord Berlin and applied environmental scientists of TU Berlin and Fraunhofer IZM. The workshop is partly financed by the EU INTERREG BSR program and free of charge but requires registration.

Thursday, 3/25/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ virtual Meetup
We invite you to a colorful best-of "Pandemic Design"-presentation by Peter Post, followed by an opportunity for exchange and discussion.

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Our board member and managing director of the Scholz & Volkmer agency, Peter Post, will take us on a pictorial, humorous but also shocking journey. From adventurous design solutions to successful provisional solutions and poetic designs - design in all its facets.

With this event we resume our virtual IDZ Meetup series - at a different time, always on the last Thursday of the month from 5 to 6 pm. We will send you the zoom link one day before the event.

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