World Design Capital




Icsid invites organisations to collaborate and connect with design thinkers from around the world. The World Design Capital is a biennial programme that runs for an entire calendar year. It includes WDC Signature Events, exhibitions and other public events. There are many ways to partner with the World Design Capital. Sponsorship options include Product/Service Suppliers, Event Sponsors, Media Sponsors as well as an Anchor/Title Sponsorship opportunity.

About World Design Partner® Programme
The World Design Partner® Programme (WDPP) is an important new initiative that was launched in 2012 as a means to identify new sources of revenue to meet the increasing growth of Icsid’s international programmes.

The programme is forming collaborative partnerships with a selected number of private sector partners with a strong commitment to design in general and industrial design in particular. The programme is being piloted in conjunction with World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, but will soon grow to include other Icsid projects.

Icsid has approached a selection of design effective companies committed to innovation through design, to contribute knowledge and expertise to community development and the improvement of quality of life. For the right private sector partner, the WDPP provides new ways to enhance their innovation processes, as well as creates design-driven content that greatly impacts communities. It also presents a unique opportunity to develop a customer immersion lab to mine and analyse user experience across a broad spectrum of communities.

Nokia, a long time Icsid Member has joined the programme at the Main Partner level, whilst Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited and Rado join at the Partner level.

Current WDPP members include:

For more information about World Design Partner Programme please contact:
Ms. Allison DaCosta
Icsid Project Manager
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext: 235