Irish Business Design Challenge 2021 - Apply Now

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The Irish Business Design Challenge is open to micro, small and medium enterprises across Ireland that have developed products or services or re-imagined your business model to benefit your customers. This competition aims to highlight best practice examples of design and innovation across Ireland. Through the telling and sharing of these success stories, IBDC also aims to demonstrate the role design plays in our economy and society.

The prize fund
The overall prize fund is over €50,000. The winner of each category will receive a prize fund of €15,000, and €2,000 will be awarded to the runner-up in each category. The public will be invited to vote, and businesses that receive the most public votes will be shortlisted as finalists. Then an expert panel of judges and members of the public will vote on the overall winners.

Who can apply?
The Irish Business Design Challenge is open to:

Micro-sized enterprises (1 - 10 employees)
Small-sized enterprises (11 - 50 employees)
Medium-sized enterprises (51 - 250 employees)


There is no entry fee to apply - click here to enter 


The Irish Business Design Challenge is an initiative of Design & Crafts Council Ireland in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices, supported by the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment.