The »Berlin Poland« network projects aim to unite the potential of the creative metropolis of Berlin with the dynamic Polish economy, providing support for professional cooperation building. Project activities connect design companies with potential clients since 2011. From 2015 onward, the project also facilitates access to qualified manufacturing partners and services in the field of fashion.

The network projects open up direct access to complementary knowledge and experience within both countries. The result is a comprehensive network that brings both markets closer together, provides support for concrete economic relations and emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary design processes for an innovation-oriented economy. 

›Berlin Poland 2016-19‹ is a continuation of the IDZ projects ›Berlin Poland 2013-2014 / 2015‹ and ›Berlin Wielkopolska 2011-2012‹ that until now connected more than 900 companies from both countries.

For further information in German and Polish please visit the project website or connect on facebook.



Documentation of the Network Building Projects 2011-2014 german | polish
Fashion Production Process | Interactive Guide & Model Documents german | english
Digital Publication "Design talks Business 2018" english | polish

B2B Contact-Building Events, Fashion & Textile

Conference Brand Innovation in Warsaw

Further presentations from the conference can be found at


Reshaping Fashion Production

Sustainability, ›circular fashion‹, digitization and mass customization – the fashion industry is transforming at a fast pace. Designers seek for new production methods and partnerships that offer shorter communication and distribution channels to meet the market demands and gain more transparency. What are the benefits and challenges for a production in Europe? Marte Hentschel, founder & CEO of fashion network Sourcebook spoke with Marita Jablonski (Good Garment Collective), Victor Koshevsky (Dynalian and Poge Industries), Julia Leifert (Philomena Zanetti) and Grzegorz Słupianek (Art Dress) about their experiences and the future of fashion design and production. Read more


Friday, 10/11/2019
10.00 am–4.00 pm
IDZ Event
Thursday, 10/10/2019
10.00 am–5.30 pm
IDZ Event

Berlin Poland
Workshop and contact exchange in Berlin

Friday, 9/6/2019
IDZ Event

Berlin Poland
Workshop in Berlin

IDZ Event

Berlin Poland
Production visit and workshop in Poland

The International Design Centre Berlin invites Berlin fashion labels, fashion designers and intermediate masters to an in-depth workshop and production visits to Poland from 10 to 11 July. Visit Polish textile manufacturers with us, gain interesting insights into selected production sites and hold exciting B2B discussions.

10 to 11 July 2019

Networking of the participants through production visits to Polish companies and workshops for fashion designers and textile producers.

Participation is free of charge, the number of participants is limited.
Participants only pay their own travel and accommodation costs.

Contact IDZ Berlin:
Magdalena Jaster | Senior Project Management
T +49 (0)30 61 62 321-18

Friday, 10/19/2018
IDZ Event

B2B Networking Exchange
Matchmaking Fashion Production

In Autumn 2018 IDZ will organize the fifth edition of B2B networking exchange including a networking lunch to connect and establish new contacts in the transnational fashion industry.

As part of the project BerlinPoland Berlin based fashion labels and and full service production agencies as well as polish clothing manufacturers are invited to attend a two-day networking program in Berlin.

The aim of the event is the nurturing of a production network between Poland and Berlin. In this capacity, the network is intended to provide support to the Berlin fashion industry in the development of new or previously lacking production facilities, and in this way to increase production capacity.

The pre-registration will be open until 3rd of September. Find more information about the event’s program and registration here.


Gdynia Design Days
Design talks Business

In cooperation with Gdynia Design Days Berlin-Poland selected three Berlin based design experts to be part of „Design talks Business“ . The two-day conference is part of the 11th edition of GDD`s and focuses the deepening role of design in business.

Based on this year's "ERROR" topic over 20 speakers and facilitators from different parts of the world will share their inspiration, fails, cases and methods with about 300 participants from across industries.

In lectures and workshops the Berlin based experts Anna Maria Ciupka (edenspiekermann), Sibylle Schlaich (Moniteurs) and Kilian Krug (Plural) will demonstrate the strategic role of design in business and how delivering client-centric value creates business potential.


Friday, 13th of July 2018

12:30-14:30 | Case Study
Sibylle Schlaich, Designer & Founder of Moniteurs | “Let’s restart!”

14:30-17:30 | Workshop
Anna Maria Ciupka, Account Director, edenspiekermann | “Complex problem solving: How to innovate through design?”

Saturday, 14th of July 2018

11:00-14:30 | Master Class
Kilian Krug, Interaction Designer/ User Experience Consultant, Plural | ERROR Challenge

The registration is free.
Read full program here.

Online-Publication english | polish
"Design talks Business 2018"


PSTP Gdynia | Design Centre
Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia
al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
81-451 Gdynia
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IDZ Event

B2B-Networking Exchange including manufature visits in Łódź
Matchmaking Berlin-Poland

IDZ will host a two-day networking program in Łódź. The event intends to connect Berlin fashion labels and full service production agencies with clothing manufacturers and service providers from Poland.

For the fourth time IDZ organizes the B2B networking exchange including a networking lunch to connect and establish new contacts in the transnational fashion industry. Furthermore, there will be the possibility to visit a selection of polish businesses around Łódź and to gain first-hand insights into the production facilities.

The registration will be open until 15th of March. Find more information about the event’s program and registration here.

Tuesday, 1/16/2018
IDZ Event

Matchmaking Dinner | imm cologne
Innovative Strategies for the German Market

IDZ organizes an exclusive dinner event for polish furniture brands as well as branding and design experts from Berlin. The event takes place in the context of imm cologne and the network building project Berlin Poland. In an exclusive circle of 20 participants there will be the possibility to share market insights and make new business contacts. The interactive dinner event will be accompanied by short inputs, addressing specific topics associated with brand positioning in the German furniture market.


New Work –
New Expectations in Project Business

Dirk Boll, Managing Director Koleksyion

Successful Market Positioning –
Key Insights into the German Market

Dietmar Mühr, Managing Director PLEX Group

Successful Market Entry in Germany –
Strategies for International Furniture SMEs

Christof Flötotto, Managing Director Geschwister Flötotto

Working with Nowy Styl Group –
Award-Winning Designs for International Markets

Gernot Oberfell, Managing Director WertelOberfell


Magdalena Jaster
Project Management
T +49 (0)30 61 62 321-18

The project „Berlin Poland 2016-19 | Cooperation Network Design & Fashion“ is federally funded through the Berlin based funding program for network-building and internationalization “Förderprogramm für Internationalisierung - Netzwerk Richtlinie”, co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

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