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The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for design. Created by the German Parliament and sponsored by German industry, it has been supporting companies on all matters relating to brand and design development for more than 65 years and works to promote German design as a national economic factor. It plays a key role in shaping Germany’s design culture and offers a unique forum for knowledge transfer in the field of brand and design expertise.

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Automotive Brand Contest

The German Design Council’s ABC Awards 2021 distinguish outstanding design and communication work in all fields and disciplines of the world of mobility. The jury this year has presented awards in the three main categories of “Transportation”, “Mobility & Innovation” and “Communication” as well as in four special categories. The honorary “Brand Manager of the Year” award has gone to Dutch industrial designer Taco Carlier from VanMoof.

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 18 May 2021

The German Design Council is distinguishing forward-thinking companies with the fourth iteration of the German Innovation Awards. They will focus on sustainable and utility-oriented solutions that combine market readiness with future potential.

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 18 May 2021

The German Design Council is distinguishing forward-thinking companies with the fourth iteration of the German Innovation Awards. They will focus on sustainable and utility-oriented solutions that combine market readiness with future potential.

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 18 May 2021

The German Design Council is distinguishing forward-thinking companies with the fourth iteration of the German Innovation Awards. They will focus on sustainable and utility-oriented solutions that combine market readiness with future potential.

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 18 May 2021

The German Design Council is distinguishing forward-thinking companies with the fourth iteration of the German Innovation Awards. They will focus on sustainable and utility-oriented solutions that combine market readiness with future potential.

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