BCD Barcelona Design Centre
BCD Barcelona Design Centre, is the first promotion centre of its kind to be set up in Spain, which has as a mission promoting the design among businesses and public entities as a strategic tool for innovation and competitiveness, strengthening the links between design and business in all spheres and positioning Barcelona as a design capital. To get its aims, BCD organises and takes part in activities that promote appreciation of design in the economic and social fields and are related to the aforementioned five lines of action: Design Policy, Design and Business, Design and Sustainability, International promotion of Barcelona and Positioning Design.
By advising companies and organisations; organising seminars, prizes, competitions and exhibitions; taking part in both national and international research, promotion and innovation projects in design and design management; and promoting Barcelona brand worldwide, BCD promotes design as a discipline that can improve people’s quality of life. BCD has the support of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the Catalan Government, the Barcelona City Council, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
BCD is a member of the following organisations:
BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations
Design for All Foundation
Design for the World
DMI, Design Management Institute
FEEPD, Federación Española de Entidades de Promoción del Diseño
ICSID, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design