DesignTalent 2017

Do you want to win 10,000 DKK for the realisation of your design? Take the first step and apply to participate in the competition DesignTalent 2017 at Danish Entrepreneurship Award.

DesignTalent focuses specifically on the potential for growth, which is apparent in Danish design. In the competition, you will be assessed on innovation, commercial value and of course design. The competition takes place at Danish Entrepreneurship Award on November 16th 2017. 

For whom?

DesignTalent 2017 is for current design students or recent graduates. The only requirement for recent graduates is that they finished their education within the last two years. 


How does it work?

In DesignTalent, 15 nominated designers get the opportunity to present their design before a group of judges. As a contestant of the competition, you will get the opportunity to show your design in a professional and inviting way. Each designer will have their own display and during the day, the designers and their designs will be assessed by experienced people from the design industry who have all managed to bring their ideas and dreams to life. In the end, the winner will be announced as DesignTalent of the year and receive a prize of 10,000 DKK as well as a stand on FindersKeepers, one of the leading designer markets in Denmark. 


If you get nominated as a contestant, it is required that you are present on the day of the competition, since you are the only one allowed to present your own design to the judges. It is also required that you have at least one physical prototype of your design that you can exhibit on DesignTalent.


The judges are: 

  • Henrik Boe: Independent industrial designer
    Henrik Boe started his own company in 2012, and he has many years of experience with industrial design and product design.
 Munter Designtalent 
  • Marie-Louise Munter: Design blogger and communication advisor 
    Marie-Louise Munter has her own international design blog,, where she blogs about Danish design. Besides this, she is a communication advisor with focus on branding, and she has previously worked as publicity manager in the design industry.  

  • Martin Christensen: Partner at MOEBE
    Martin finished his education at Aarhus School of Architecture, and he won DesignTalent in 2013 with his design Machvaerk. Today, he is partner at the Scandinavian design brand MOEBE.
 Tina Sund 2014
  • Tina Sund: Designer for b.young
    Tina finished her education at Design School Kolding, where she has worked as a professor. She has previously had her own clothing brand and worked for Zizzi and Ball Group. Today, she is a designer at b.young.




It is possible to sign up for DesignTalent now. The deadline is Tuesday, October 24th 2017 at 12 o'clock - noon.
It is free to participate, but be aware that you are responsible for transport and possible freight of your design.   

The winner of DesignTalent 2015: Adapt

DesignTalent 2015, Emil Lagoni Valbak, with his winning design Adapt


Read a blog written by Emil Lagoni Valbak about his experience with DesignTalent here


”The positive response that I have received from all sides at Danish Entrepreneurship Award has given me certainty that my designs are relevant. At the same time, this has given me the courage to move forward and do my best to get my designs out into the world." 

 Emil Lagoni Valbak, Design by Emil Lagoni Valbak, winner of DesignTalent 2015