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DesignEuropa talks

First DesignEuropa Talks

This one day event aimed to expand the DesignEuropa Awards Community and highlight the effective use of design and how its protection can help drive economic, social, cultural and environmental development.

First DesignEuropa talks

The EUIPO hosted the first DesignEuropa talks on 20 October 2022 at its headquarters in Alicante, Spain.


Design is a vital motor of economic growth and job creation. Europe’s designers and design-intensive companies, both SMEs and large enterprises, will play a key role in kick-starting the economic recovery after the crisis. Design, and its protection, is a strategic tool to generate value, reinforce competitiveness and success on the market. We want to explore various types of designs from many different sectors, take a closer look at design education and how companies come up with new ideas and translate these ideas into innovative products.


The programme was designed to encourage active discussion among participants, with various panel sessions covering different aspects related to design. Distinguished experts discussed a wide range of topics, such as:

Design Education and IP protection

Challenges and opportunities in the design industry

Impact of the design on the value of the business

Successful stories of design management

Agenda DesignEuropa talks 2022

Check the agenda of this event which took place on Thursday, 20 October 2022

Event details

The two working languages of the event were English and Spanish with interpretation services provided for all participants.

The DesignEuropa Talks 2022 was held in hybrid format, which allowed participants to attend the event in-person or follow the streaming online. The event was streamed on the EUIPO YouTube channel and the Aftermovie is still available to view