Budapest Design Week 2017: START

Budapest Design Week primarily aims to raise awareness about the value, and the economic and social role of design, to improve trust in design and encourage communication between various actors of this field.

This series of events, which offers relevant programs to the public and the profession alike, takes place from 6 to 15 October this year. Early-stage talents, small and medium-sized enterprises in design will be in focus.

The programs that are organised around the slogan ‘START’ will focus on various topics such as business development, expositions displaying the works of young designers, lectures and workshops for career beginners, starting businesses: by relying on economic, business and communication skills and the Start Up Guide of the Hungarian Design Council, the very popular program ‘Find an investor’, which has been running for three years now will also offer introduction presentations of businesses in design that successfully found investors and then designers and investors will have the opportunity of direct meetings. 

The programs also cover topics of a re-start, a career change and a fresh start. Traditional design tours and open studios focus on start-ups, the presentation of starting businesses in design, their offices, workshops, etc.

The events are patronised and sponsored by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, and professionally managed and supervised by the Hungarian Design Council.

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13 April 2017