The BID seeks to reflect and debate on new production models, new uses of materials, new business and entrepreneurship models, proposals for social integration and training of young people and future professionals.

Processes, interpretations, experiences and ways of thinking society and living in it from the design from the will of the collective.

The themes-axes in which we have an impact are innovation, experimentation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, creativity, new ideas, development, citizen participation, technological research, design for all, social inclusion, cooperation.

We are interested in Design because of its capacity for transformation, creative and cultural value and its capacity to provide solutions to problems. Design associated with the search for ways to develop new economic activities, with criteria of sustainability and experimentation.


The call to participate in the IDB18 will be open until June 30, 2018.

In this period of time we will be receiving applications from designers, companies and design studios to participate in the 6th edition of the Ibero-American Design Biennial.

Download here the terms and conditions of the call.

Bases en español
Edital de convocação

Registration form

*The registration period has closed.

With this award, the BID wishes to highlight the importance of the R&D+design binomial and how it generates new opportunities for the best ideas, both scientific and creative.

The creation of the Research and Design award at the Ibero-American Design Biennial will allow discovering, stimulating and disseminating the best practices of interaction between Design and Research in innovative activity.

Research and Design Award Bases

Registration Form Research and Design
Registration Fees

The total inscription fee is 260 euros, divided between two phases. The fee for the first inscription is 60€ (tax included), to cover the administration fees associated with application process.

The fee for the second inscription will only be paid if the project is selected. This fee is 200€ (VAT included).

Those interested can benefit from a discount for belonging to design associations and as members of DIMAD.

Important dates

30 July / 2018: Closure of the general call.
25 July / 2018: Closure of specific calls (Enterprise and Design – Research and Design)
20 July/ 2018:
Selection results, from this date the participants will be informed of the result of the selection process.
10 August / 2018:  Closing registration second phase.
November 26th to 30th / 2018: BID inaugural week 18
– Inauguration of the exhibition at the Central de Diseño in Matadero Madrid, Spain.
– Cycle of activities within the BID framework (conferences, workshops, networking, dialogues, presentations, among others)


This year the BID seeks to highlight with the special award Company and Design “Frank Memelsdorff” to companies that bet on design as a strategic tool. This is why it opens a specific call. Here you can consult the bases of Company and Design.

Company and Design Award Bases
Edital Prêmio Empresa e Design

Company and Design Registration Form

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