DME Award: Challenging European businesses
The DME Award is not just another design award. It is a business award recognising the skills and leadership of management to implement design in their business for commercial success. Design is one of Europe's greatest resources and is rapidly being recognised as a key element of innovative and successful businesses.
Companies and organisations across Europe are challenged to apply for the DME Award by demonstrating how design is integrated in their strategy, management and processes to achieve commercial gains. The DME Award has five categories: Large, Medium, Small and Micro businesses and Non Profit/Government organisations.
"Oscars for design management"
Recognition by the Award Jury demonstrates leadership in innovation, implementing change and excellence in management. The award has already been referred to as the "Oscars for design management". Winners will receive official recognition of their excellent quality and successful design management before a distinguished international audience and will participate in a (travelling) exhibition introducing their use of Design Management to both the public and the media. In this respect the DME Award is also an excellent marketing instrument to communicate quality and competitiveness not only to customers and clients but also internally to staff, increasing morale and productivity.
Numerous companies have already recognized the positive impact that the use of design can have in their business performances. To get inspired, check out some previous winners: