deadline: 29th June 2017 at 2 p.m. (CET)
The Wearable Technologies Call is promoted by Venice Design Week, Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia, Technology Hub, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, Glasses Museum, Fabbrica del Vedere, Angels for Growth. Event organized by the Cultural Association Arte e Design a Venezia, under the patronage of the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) and Regione Veneto.
Art.1 Call themes
This Venice Design Week call is aimed internationally at the creation of Wearable Technologies’. Selected projects will be exhibited and promoted during the 8th edition of the Venice Design Week, which will be held in Venice between 7th to 15th October 2017, the exhibition will go on during October in the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo.
Admission theme: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES
health and wellness; accessory: supporting lifestyle, travel and sport; social and ambient technology; augmented reality.
The Jury for the Wearable Technologies Call is made of seven members; seven of them have the right to vote:
Rama Gheerawo, Director of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art London United Kingdom
A teacher of IUAV University of Venice Italy
Paolo Battistoni, Designer of the Technical Department of Tecnica Group
Chiara Squarcina, Director of the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum, Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani
Carlo Asquini, Italian Angels for Growth
Laura Zandonella, Director of the Museo dell’Occhiale (Glasses Museum Pieve di Cadore Belluno)
and a technical partner
Coordinator, without the right to vote:
Lisa Balasso, representative of the Venice Design Week
The Jury’s decisions are made by majority. The Jury President will be selected from the Jury members.
Art.3 Call Fiduciary
The Call Fiduciary is the cultural association Arte e Design a Venezia that mediates between the call promoter, the Jury and the call participants.
The office for enquiries about the call’s participation terms and conditions:
Segreteria Venice Design Week
Giudecca 687C Cap. 30133 VENEZIA
Tel. +39 3281765744
Art.4 Awards and Selections
Cash prizes (the value is work in progress) in 2016 the total value has been of € 4000,-
Selected objects will be displayed in a exhibition in Venice, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, from 7th of October to the 19th of November.
Art. 5 Admission requirements
The call is open to:
a) Professionals and Enterprise (P)
Italian and/or non Italian creators like independent and/or employed designers, architects or engineers. Those professionals who are employees should submit an enterprise authorization.
b) Students (S)
Students of Design, Architecture and Engineering schools.
Team participations are allowed for both Professionals and Students. In case of team participation, the team nominates a leader and he/she will be in charge of keeping the relationship with the Venice Design Week organization.
Participation in the call is forbidden for Jury members, their family, for Venice Design Week promoters and for the professional studios of the Jury members.
€ 80,- Professionals
€ 30,- Students
Bank transfer to Arte e Design Venezia Associazione Culturale
write, please: name and surname or brand Competition WearableTech 2017
Banca Prossima S.p.a. – Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 20121 Milano Italia
IBAN iT86M0335901600100000149735 BIC BCiTiTMX
If you prefer paypal or credit card please write us.
Art. 6 Judging criteria
Submission is open for published and unpublished projects. It is important that the submitted projects have a high growth potential, i.e. projects able to generate an entrepreneurial network.
In case of already published projects, the applicants have to mention the calls or awards they have been submitted to and relevant evaluations, if they are already on the market and/or when they are planned to enter the market.
In terms of legal issues about the projects originality, the jury may request the intervention of an expert appointed by the President of the Design Jury.
Art. 7 Projects requirements
Applicants have to send n. 3 tables format A3 (42cm base x 29,7 cm high) in high resolution .pdf (printing quality 300dpi). Drawings must be in a proportioned scale and show at least one technical overview and a detailed view (we suggest 1st table for the concept, 2nd table for the technical drawing, and third table with photo or rendering).
Applicants are required to make a short description of the project, that describes project motivations, characteristics, materials, market placement, group of work competence and any other relevant information. The description must be submitted in A4 format (allowed formats: .doc and .pdf) and must not exceed 2 pages content.
Applicants can illustrate their projects using other drawings and report them on the above mentioned tables or in the description; it is possible to indicate a link to a Youtube or Vimeo video of the object; videos must have a maximum length of 30 seconds.
On all tables and descriptions the applicants must report their group name or motto. Depending on their registration category, the applicants must report the marks P or S nearby the group name or motto.
Art. 8 Identification
The applicants can sign their submitted documentary material; they are allowed to mark their materials with a group name or a motto.
The designer or group of designers data must be reported on the relevant application form. The applicants must sign the call application form for acceptance of the call terms; the application form must be send by mail and report their motto or group name like object with the categories P or S, depending on their category of pertinence.
The call organization will take care of the documentary materials sent by mail.
Art. 9 Use of documentary material
All projects rights are reserved to those who submitted the applications. The applicants hereby agree that all materials (text and images) may be freely modified by Venice Design Week according to the communication needs of the various instruments used, and that Venice Design Week is free from any liability for any infringement of third party rights.
In case of awards involving IAG, the beneficiaries will directly disclose an agreement with the IAG organization.
The call organization is only in charge of the projects pre-selection phase.
The participants can protect their works through patent or registration in institutional “Projects Registers”.
If the applicants intend to register their projects, the ADI (Italian Design Association) organization gives them the opportunity to register their projects at favorable terms in the ADI “Projects Register”.
Art. 10 Submission terms
The registration for the competition can take place from the date of call publication. Link to application form: work in progress.
All documentary materials sent via mail (via Jumbomail, Wetransfer, Dropbox) must arrive to email@example.com
starting from 2nd January 2017 up to 29th June 2017 at 2 p.m. (CET) deadline
The call secretary will divide the projects in categories (P or S).
Download the Application form 2017
Art. 11 Information and publishing
Venice Design Week promotes the call and the winners and their projects to the press and through the most appropriate and available channels at its disposal.
Applicants hereby authorize Venice Design Week to publish their projects when selected. Applicants hereby authorize Venice Design Week to publish their projects in a catalogue and specialized media and agree that Venice Design Week only responsibility is to report their names. Applicants also agree that all materials (text and images) may be freely modified according to the communication needs of the various instruments used, and that Venice Design Week and Arte e Design Venezia are free from any liability for any infringement of third party rights.
The applicants who have not won awards can decide to not publish their work. In this case they should communicate their decision to the call secretary not later than 5 days from the announcement of the final results.
The publication of the call results will occur within 90 days from call deadline. The winners will be informed via mail and phone by the call secretary.