As an independent, non-profit institution IDZ offers a unique access to a broad range of senior creative leaders. Their longstanding expertise in leading roles of strategic consultancies, design agencies and businesses can help you gain fresh insights, reach new levels of knowledge and develop cutting-edge solutions.

Benefit from our professional network and from more than fifty years of expertise at the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ).


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Are you seeking radically new insights and innovative solutions?

Hand-Picked Agencies

Are you searching design partners for a digitization or industry project?

Ideation Project "Policy Lab"
Client: Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (Berlin)

"For the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, the co-creation and design thinking process was a new approach and way of thinking. Design Thinking has helped us, as a funding agency, to position ourselves in the perspective of the user or applicant. This gave us a different view of certain topics and questions. The IDZ and 5Wx supported and convinced us with their expertise in the field of moderation and methodological knowledge".

Dr. Jürgen Varnhorn
Head of Department – Energy, Digitization and Innovation
Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Market Sounding and Agency Selection
Client: ARD-aktuell, main German news channel

"Through the IDZ, ARD-aktuell has been able to contact five outstanding design agencies as quickly as possible. The IDZ organized everything - from the first briefing to the structured bundling of all enquiries to the presentation of the agencies to the project team of the Tagesschau in Hamburg. IDZ's knowledge of the industry was invaluable in this ambitious process".

Andreas Lützkendorf
Chief Editor ARD-aktuell
Strategy and Innovation


Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy
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Cornelia Horsch

† 24 August 2019

"Being able to fall asleep when one is tired and being able to let off a weight that has been lugged for a long time, is a delight, a marvellous fact."
(Hermann Hesse)

We say goodbye to the long-time director of the IDZ, our always inspiring colleague and dear friend Cornelia Horsch. With her positive attitude to life, her humour and her unbridled energy, she has left a lasting impression on the IDZ.