Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020 Connecting Spaces

The Politecnico is scientific partner in a contest for young designers about the themes of next Expo


The Politecnico di Milano is scientific partner of Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020. The initiative is promoted by the Lombardy Region and the Milan Monza Brianza and Lodi Chamber of Commerce.

The theme of this edition, Connecting spaces, refers to the themes of Expo Dubai 2020: Sustainability, Mobility e Opportunity, and to those of the Italian mission: Creativity, Connection and Knowledge.

The Design Competition initiative aim to represent a virtuous example of collaboration between young talented designers and the manufacturing companies of Lombardy. Teams are invited to present projects that can render at its best product and process innovation, declined in the categories of Innovative Crafting, Digital Connecting Spaces, Design for Human Connection. Participation will be possible for young designers from UAE, in team with Italian designers.

The Lombardy Region and the Milan Monza Brianza and Lodi Chamber of Commerce will reward to the firms a contribution up to 20.000 € for each of the 20 projects nominated by an international jury, to cover the costs incurred for the construction of the prototype.

The winners’ prototypes will be exhibited in various venues on the occasion of events dedicated to design, and then in Dubay, at the Expo, form 20th October to 10th April 2021. In addition, information on companies and designers who worked on the prototypes will be published on the Design Competition website and in promotional material.

The deadline for submitting projects is 22nd January 2019 at 12:00.

For more information: www.deco.regione.lombardia.it/en