SUPPORTING YOUNG TALENT
iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH, a non-profit company founded by iF Design, supports young design talent from all over the world with the aim of creating networks between young designers, business and industry.
All revenue generated by the iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH goes towards projects that support young designers, for example towards the iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD, which is organized using iF Design's know-how and experience.
iF DESIGN STUDENT AWARD 2023
GROHE is a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. It has been part of the LIXIL Group Corporation since 2014 and pursues the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability “Made in Germany”. In the past ten years alone, more than 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings at the German Sustainability Award have confirmed GROHE's success. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. With more than 1,500 designers working at seven centers around the world, Samsung is recognized as a major trendsetter and design innovator in the electronics industry.
With its eleven brands (Karaca, Karaca Home, Emsan, Jumbo and Cook Plus, Kashmir Carpet, Homend, Nautica Home, Weimar Porzellan, Pera Bulvarı, Cooklife) and nearly 3,500 employees, the Karaca Group conducts operations in 305 stores and over 2,000 sales points in 43 countries. Founded in 1973, Karaca, under its own brand name, brings together 28,000 products in 140 categories, from dinnerware to small household appliances.
Three Winged Bird
Three Winged Bird is a scenario brand under Haier Smart Home, which has opened up a new track from selling products to selling scenarios: providing whole scenario solutions for smart families of which the scenarios include balcony, kitchen, bathroom, whole house air and whole house water usage. Relying on Smart Home experience cloud platform, Three Winged Bird connects users, enterprises and other parties to create personalized solutions that are adaptable to user needs, promote the home Internet of things into thousands of households.
Since its establishment in Taiwan in 1983, Wonderland Group has been devoted to the design, development, and manufacturing of baby strollers, travel cots, car seats, high chairs, and soothers. With its exceptional design and development capabilities backed by superior quality management, Wonderland remains as one of the top manufacturers of nursery goods in the world. The Wonderland Group currently has offices in Asia, the U.S. and Europe with more than 10,000 employees. It has been a long-term OEM and ODM manufacturer for internationally leading brands, such as Graco, Aprica, and Chicco, and also owns two highly acclaimed brands, Joie and Nuna.
Compal Electronics is a world leading original design manufacturer (ODM) that oversees the innovation, research development and production of all computing devices from notebooks to wearables, mobile devices to TVs and IoT applications for a smarter tomorrow. Guided by corporate spirit that embraces innovation, harmony and transcendence, Compal is in the business of collaborative innovation through insights and experience design to bring ideas from vision to reality.
NetDragon is a global leading creator of internet communities. As a pioneer of online games, NetDragon built China's top online game portal, 17173.com, and has developed a number of elite online and mobile games, including Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Heroes Evolved, and Vows of Heroes. Now, NetDragon has become the main participant in the global online and mobile internet education industry. Through a series of strategic investment in education, NetDragon has delivered its educational services to more than 2 million classrooms and 100 million users in 192 countries and regions, making a global K-12 educational community network and ecosystem.
Sponsorship – Invest in the future and benefit today
Today's young talent will be tomorrow's professionals. For a successful career, young designers need support from forward-thinking companies that invest in the future of young design talents and therefore also in their own future.
Without the support of sponsors our possibilities for the support of young design talents would be more limited. Students will not be charged but have the chance to win a prize money instead. Every financial sponsor support will 100% be spent on student projects and awards!
Do you want to contribute to designing our future? Become a sponsor and support young talents with EUR 25,000 per year.