Red Dot Projects
With Red Dot Projects, Red Dot realises different formates in order to draw attention to current topics, trends and developments in the design industry. These include seminars and conferences as well as exhibitions, fair presentations or the organisation of industry-specific design competitions.
From 2011 to 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum organised several seminars, workshops and exhibitions in the course of the European project "PROUD" (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation) and was host to the final conference "Design for societal challenges". In order to promote the innovative strength of different sectors, Red Dot furthermore plays an active part in the organisation of other design competitions as for example "caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility" together with Messe Düsseldorf or the "interzum award: intelligent material & design" in cooperation with Koelnmesse.
Since 2012, Red Dot hosts the Xiamen International Design Week in China, a trade fair for premium design. With 300,000 visitors in 2015 alone, it has become an important platform for manufacturers and designers in the Asia-Pacific region. It offers product exhibitions, talks on design as well as the seminar programme "Red Dot Academy". Furthermore, in the course of the fair, furthermore the yearly competition "China Good Design" takes place in cooperation with the Xiamen Media Group. It aims to make premium products of international companies visible for the Asian market and to award their quality.