Join the British Industrial Design Export Initiative


The British Industrial Design Association calls for companies to send entries to be considered for the British Industrial Design Export Initiative.

The Department of International Trade (DIT) is looking for economic opportunity within the Creative Industry; promoting areas of British excellence to the International Community. Despite the great (and often unseen*) value design has to the economy, the Industrial Design Sector risks being dwarfed by larger sectors and overlooked by the DIT.

The British Industrial Design Export Initiative gives design firms the opportunity to collaborate and target the DIT with a unified voice.

In stage one of the initiative BIDA asks firms to submit their projects representing excellent design. These will be thoroughly reviewed and compared to international standards to consolidate the best of British Industrial Design in one portfolio.

In later stages of the initiative, showcased creators will be included in discussions with the DIT and have the opportunity to become ambassadors for the British Industrial Design Community.

If you believe your work stands out on the global stage you can submit your projects to

You can read more about the initiative and submission requirements in the full document here.

* “2015 results show that over the last 10 years design-led companies have maintained significant stock market advantage, outperforming the S&P by an extraordinary 211%.” -