Through a vari­ety of projects and for­mats, we at bay­ern design under­score the impor­tance of design and the key role it plays in man­ag­ing eco­nom­ic, soci­etal, and sus­tain­able changes.

We sup­port the state of Bavaria’s fund­ing of design activ­i­ties and we fos­ter con­nec­tions among design­ers and stake­hold­ers across dis­ci­plines, com­pa­nies, uni­ver­si­ties, insti­tu­tions, cham­bers, and asso­ci­a­tions. We also are active on an inter­na­tion­al lev­el and are known and rec­og­nized as the port of call for all things design.

Infor­ma­tion and inspiration

We offer knowl­edge and ori­en­ta­tion con­cern­ing design. We high­light the enor­mous poten­tial of design and show how design­ers con­tribute to man­ag­ing the required eco­nom­ic, soci­etal, and sus­tain­able changes we face.

Using con­crete exam­ples, intel­li­gi­ble back­ground knowl­edge, and insight into the world of design, we pro­vide edu­ca­tion about trends and offer momen­tum to inspiration.

Cura­tion and presentation

We offer input con­cern­ing con­tem­po­rary chal­lenges and rel­e­vant top­ics to com­pa­nies across indus­tries and to the cre­ative sec­tor with its pletho­ra of agen­cies, design and archi­tec­tur­al firms, self-employed indi­vid­u­als, and free­lancers. We pro­vide moti­va­tion to dri­ve strate­gies and mea­sures that ensure bet­ter inte­gra­tion of design into process­es and products.

Exam­ples of best prac­tices are an inte­gral part of bay­ern design-orga­nized events, speech­es, exhi­bi­tions, and trade fairs. What bet­ter way to show how and why inno­v­a­tive design leads to success?

Dia­log and networking

Design must be per­ceived more strong­ly as a rel­e­vant fac­tor in busi­ness. Our grow­ing net­work helps us cre­ate and mod­er­ate dia­log among entre­pre­neurs and cre­atives; actors in cham­bers of com­merce, asso­ci­a­tions, acad­e­mia, and the sci­ences; and deci­sion-mak­ers in the polit­i­cal arena.

Our events, work­shops, dis­cus­sions pan­els and trade fair appear­ances offer design afi­ciona­dos – from stu­dents to exec­u­tives – the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet in line with the guid­ing prin­ci­ple of Design con­nects. In this way we enhance the vis­i­bil­i­ty of the cre­ative sec­tor and strength­en Bavaria as a site of design.

Con­sul­ta­tion and promotion

We advise com­pa­nies and actors in the cre­ative sec­tor regard­ing spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and calls for ten­der. We sup­port the recruit­ment of young pro­fes­sion­als and spe­cial­ists and we high­light the added val­ue of offer­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for staff mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in design-relat­ed training.

We also are the point of con­tact when it comes to con­sul­ta­tion regard­ing the Bavar­i­an state’s fund­ing of design. Busi­ness-ori­ent­ed events in the form of design talks or entre­pre­neurs’ forums are eli­gi­ble for fund­ing as are pub­lic rela­tions, busi­ness-ori­ent­ed projects in the form of stud­ies, con­fer­ences, work­shops, trade fair par­tic­i­pa­tion, or exhibitions.

All the infor­ma­tion regard­ing spon­sor­ship terms and appli­ca­tion require­ments is avail­able in the Fund­ing of Design Activ­i­ties sec­tion and on the web­site of the Bavar­i­an Min­istry of the Econ­o­my.