At the recently concluded World Industrial Design Conference held at Hangzhou, China and organised by CIDA ( China Industrial Design Association), China gave out report on its Industrial design progress. After manufacturing, the focus is now on innovation. Besides building resources for Industrial Design, debating IPRs China also sought global partnerships from Industrial Design organisations and association from the world. This curtain-raiser film was released during the opening ceremony and depicts China’s focus and promise in the area of Industrial Design. Do watch the film (with english subtitles) to understand the attitude and extent of China’s commitment to Industrial Design.
Here are a few facts from the film:
- In China more than 30 provinces and cities have made policies to promote Industrial Design
- Over 1000 universities have set up Design Departments
- China has approximately 6000 professional Design Institutions and over 1000 design parks
- Over 5000 enterprises have established Industrial design centres
- 22 provinces and cities have authorised over 1300 provincial industrial design centres of which 64 centres have been authorised by the Ministry of Industry and Information technology as national innovation centres
- Over 60 Industrial design Associations have been established in China
Here is the transcript from the film:
On this planet
We have been learning about the world and exploring the nature for over 10000 years. The pursuit of Innovation has never been stopped and has continuously changed the world by the wisdom from our hearts. We strive to make a better life
stepping into 21st century equipped with ever strong cognitive capability brought by revolution of information technology and knowledge. We look into the future of sustainable development and examine closely the meaning of life during this process
which makes Design, Technology and Business the three driving forces of economic social development.
Design glorifies human life with dignity and honor, fills technology with glamour of humanity. Design injects products with charm of culture, activates business with lasting vigour. Design as an innovative productivity, brings about surprises and sensibilities to the future.
China is exploring a new development pattern together with countries from all over the world. During G20 Summit in September 2016, a feasible proposal was put by China to deal with common issues faced by the whole world. The 13th 5 year Plan for Economic and Social development is guided by the development idea of Innovative, coordinative, green, open sharing and it focusses on the planning of social and economic development.
In recent years, called by the Party and state council promoted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Design Industry has realised rapid development and has become a national strategy for innovative development, industrial design has been written into the five year plan for 3 times and it is greatly emphasised and highly expected in the Made in China 2025 plan and 13th five year Plan.
In China more than 30 provinces and cities have made policies to promote Industrial Design. Over 1000 Universities have set up Design Departments. Nowadays in China there are approximately 6000 professional Design Institutions and over 1000 design parks. Over 5000 enterprises have established Industrial design Centres. 22 provinces and cities have authorised over 1300 provincial industrial design centres, of which 64 centers have been authorised by the minstry of Industry and Information technology as national innovation centres. Over 60 Industrial design Associations have been established in China, which contributes to the National Design innovation atmosphere and design start-up trend.
China’s dream of leading forces in 2016
Organised by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Excellent Industrial Design Award (CEID) is being held, which is the only National level award in Industrial design in China. Today we are here to witness the birth of the award winners. Here we are in Liangzhu, Birthplace of glamorous Liangzhu Culture 5000 years ago, the dawn of Chinese civilisation. Here we are in Laingzhu, the first Industrial Design town in China and a green innovative ecosphere of Industrial Design.
Here we are in Liangzhu gathering the global design wisdom and composing the symphony of world design.
Co-founded by China Industrial design Association and design organisations from over 20 countries and regions around the world, the first World Industrial design Confrence will be held in Liangzhu aiming to unify over 5000 design pioneers, build a platform for global design innovation and cooperation, create a future-oriented ecosphere for design, cultivate an open and sharing design culture, pursue the design development featured with combination and coordination and lead design cooperation for sustainable development. This is a worldwide issue, and here we proudly show our attitude with the world Industrial Design Conference, lets embrace a new era of global cooperation and innovative design development.