Joint teams of young designers, individually or in groups, and Lombardy’s companies can participate. Designers have to meet the following requirements at the date of call publication:
a) Age under 35 years old;
b) Student or graduated in design, architecture or engineering;
c) Resident in Lombardy or attending/have attended and completed study courses in Lombardy’s institutes or universities (in the case of a group participation, at least half of the components or most of them must have this requirement);
d) Having not participated in more than one edition of DECÒ / Design Competition.
In the case of groups, all the components must meet the requirements of letters a), b), d). The involvement in the team of UAE students, that have the requirements of letters a) and b), will be rewarded.
An exhibition of awarded prototypes will be organized during design events in Italy and finally at Expo Dubai 2020 in the UAE, from October 2020 to April 2021. In the months before the Exposition, the projects will be possibly illustrated to the commissioners involved in the construction of the Country Pavilions. In addition, it will be offered visibility to companies and designers through the publication of an editorial on the prototype within the Design Competition website and the creation of promotional material.
Furthermore, a financial contribution up to 20.000 EUR will be recognized to the company to cover the costs of developing the prototype of the selected 20 projects. Companies will have the ownership of the prototypes and will commit themselves to making them available to the organisers over the 18 months following Expo 2020.