The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large enterprises.
Design is a key driver of innovation and growth. Studies show that design-intensive industries generate 12% of all jobs in the EU and almost 13% of its GDP. And investment in design pays off: companies that own designs have, on average revenue that is 38% higher per employee than firms that do not.
The RCD, registered at EUIPO, is more than just an intellectual property right. It marks the jump from drawing board to production-ready, from great idea to viable business asset. It is also a success story. Thousands of businesses and individuals from across the globe have chosen the RCD to protect their designs in the EU. Since the creation of the RCD in 2003, EUIPO has received nearly a million designs.
The Awards seek to recognise companies and designers that have brought outstanding design to the market with the support and protection of the Registered Community Design.
The Awards are held every two years. The next edition’s ceremony will be held in November 2018, in Warsaw.