Discover the creative side of the city
Whether we are aware of it or not, from the products we purchase to the spaces where we work – design is everywhere. Designers have a major role in altering our lives by transforming scientific knowledge into products, services and places.
Vienna is well known for its human-centered approach in designing one of the most livable cities of the world. The city has a long-lasting history of creativity and cultural heritage. With that in mind, it comes natural that the creative industries are also one of the key drivers of the Viennese economy. With over 18,000 companies creating over 12 billion EUR revenue, the creative industries enable future-oriented jobs and drive growth and innovation in the city. This autumn, we want to focus on the aspect of design within the creative industries and start the conversation with international entrepreneurs.
10 selected participants will not only have the chance to get insights into Vienna’s creative industries, but will also enjoy a deep dive into Vienna Design Week – Austria’s largest and most prestigious design festival. Product, furniture, industrial, graphic and social design as well as architecture are all featured at Vienna Design Week in Vienna creating red threads through the festival.
We are looking for companies/startups from the fields of design, architecture, visual arts, which are unlocking the transformative potential of design especially in the context of food, sustainable materials, sustainable consumption, circular economy and whose aim is to create products/services that have the most beneficial effects on people and society as a whole.
Conditions of participation
Discover Vienna is designed for companies/startups from the creative industries with an interest in the Viennese creative scene that are not older than 8 years, are beyond the prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.
You should apply, if you want
- the opportunity to expand your network to Vienna
- expand your network throughout exclusive gatherings and tours at Vienna Design Week 2021 and Vienna Biennale for Change 2021
- an introduction to the creative industries scene in Vienna
- to exchange with relevant stakeholders from the design spectrum
Vienna Business Agency covers following costs:
- Accommodation (from September 24 to October 3)
- Entry to events organised by the Vienna Business Agency
- Entry to relevant events as part of Vienna Design Week & Vienna Biennale for Change
For questions, please contact
Gregor-Robert Posch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jutta Scheibelberger: email@example.com
Agenda is subject to change as details are confirmed!
Please note that the curated program starts on September 27. However, you may arrive already on the 24th to enjoy the first weekend of the Vienna Design Week program.
09:00 – 20:30
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