The 18th IBDC
 

 

Registration deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Registrations for the IBDC are only offered online. You can register as a user at the iF website and enter your product in the competition for the IBDC 2014.

 

When you are in the login area, and have registered an account, please fill in one registration form for each entry you want to submit. After you have submitted your online registration, we will immediately send you a confirmation email. This email will contain an entry identification code (xxx-xxxxxx) for each submitted entry. The entry ID helps us to clearly identify and assign each entry. Please make sure that the relevant entry ID is contained in all communications with us.

 

Additional information on how to complete the registration form

Please use the index tab address data of the registration form. Create a new address as university address under additional address to enter the full name and address of your current (or former) university.

If you have studied at more than one university, please enter the one where the project you submit has mainly been designed. Please also enter the full department name and the title.

 

Additional information for team projects

Teams with up to four members can submit one or more entries together. You can only create one user account for the whole team.

All team members, including the registering team member, have to be listed with their full names in the field “Responsible designers“. Unfortunately, it is not possible to register an additional team member at a later date. Should the field responsible designers not show under an already existing address, click “change” under the address and the field will show.

All correspondence will be sent to the team member who created and owns the user account for the team.

 

 

THE JURY

Judging session: Oct. 2013

An international expert jury will discuss and evaluate all submitted entries in a dedicated, critical and constructive way. Jurors will then select the 21 award winners from all submissions. The jury will also decide on the most outstanding entries, which will additionally receive prize money. The jury will decide on how much money goes to each entry. We will let you know about the jury decisions as soon as possible. The decision of the jury is legally binding and final.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards ceremony

 

The winners of IBDC 2013 will be announced at the awards ceremony and all winners will be invited to be on stage to receive the certificates. The awards ceremony will take place in an official setting during TAIPEI CYCLE..

 

Exhibition of IBDC 2014

All winning-contributions and the results of the workshop will be presented during TAIPEI CYCLE 2014 which runs from March 20 till 23 at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall.

 

iF online exhibition

All winning contributions will be represented with up to two images and a description in the iF online exhibition on the iF website and on the IBDC website.

 

Documentation of IBDC 2014

All winning contributions will be published free of charge in the documentation of the IBDC 2014. Each award winner will receive one free copy. Free copies will also be sent to a large number of manufactures, international media representatives and academic institutions.

 

Press

Before, during and after the competition iF‘s comprehensive PR work ensures the IBDC will receive a great deal of attention in the national and international press. With this comprehensive communication package, iF achieves optimal publicity for the IBDC’s winners.

Benefits for award winners

 

All successful contributions will receive a IBDC certificate. As an award winner you are entitled to use the IBDC logo for commercial purposes.

Meanwhile, the participants could possible receive a prize of sponsors and an internship opportunity. The school with remarkable achievement will be rewarded by organized. 

 

Awards ceremony

The winners of IBDC 2014 will be announced at the awards ceremony and all winners will be invited to be on stage to receive the certificates. The awards ceremony will take place in an official setting during TAIPEI CYCLE..

 

Exhibition of IBDC 2014

All winning-contributions and the results of the workshop will be presented during TAIPEI CYCLE 2014.

 

iF online exhibition

All winning contributions will be represented with up to two images and a description in the iF online exhibition on the iF website and on the IBDC website.

 

Documentation of IBDC 2014

All winning contributions will be published free of charge in the documentation of the IBDC 2014. Each award winner will receive one free copy. Free copies will also be sent to a large number of manufactures, international media representatives and academic institutions.

 

Press

Before, during and after the competition iF‘s comprehensive PR work ensures the IBDC will receive a great deal of attention in the national and international press. With this comprehensive communication package, iF achieves optimal publicity for the IBDC’s winners.


 

 

CATEGORIES

 

01.   Bicycles

Mountain Bikes, Racing Bikes, Trekking Bikes, BMX, City Bikes, Family Bikes, Kids Bikes, Pedelec

02.   Components

Frame and frame parts, Wheel set and parts, Transmission parts, Steering parts, Braking parts

 

03.   Clothing and accessories

Clothing, helmets, gloves, shoes, trailers, lights, GPS, control levers, other cycle parts and accessories

 

04.   Servicefacility

Cycle racks, Cycle parking Equipments, Traffic systems for cycling, Cycle rental systems,  and Other cycling-related systems

THE TEN EVALUTION CRITERIA

 

Degree of innovation / creativity

Does the contribution represent a new idea? Does it improve on an existing idea and to which degree?

Quality of Design / Marketing

Do the design, aesthetics and presentation of the entry stand out from the crowd?

Practical aspects / degree of elaboration

Is the contribution well thought through and is it useful? Did the designer(s) analyze the needs of the target audience? Were these needs taken into account and does the product meet the audience‘s needs?

Functionality

When implemented, does the contribution work as intended in the concept?

Application

Is the product self-explanatory and easy to use? If applicable: is it compatible with other components or products?

Material

Are the selected materials fit for purpose?

Can they be used in the real product?

Sustainability

Is the contribution environmentally friendly?

Does the product have a long life span?

Are the materials environmentally friendly?

Are recycled materials used or can the selected materials be recycled?

Social responsibility

Have humanist values or ethical standards been considered?

Does this product promote social justice?

Does it help those in need?

Universal design

Does the contribution meet a universal design standard? Is the product useful and attractive beyond its immediate target audience?

Safety

Are the designers aware of any potential safety risks in the use of the product?

How are these safety risks tackled or avoided?

  

 

Participation in the IBDC is free.

Professional designers and students of all design related courses and programs (for example, product, fashion and communication design, architecture, marketing and engineering) who are interested in design of bicycle and relevant service are welcome to register their entries for the IBDC. Participants should either register their entries as professionals or students . Projects should show their degree of innovation and design quality in a certain level. In addition to projects by individual designers, we also accept works by groups of designers with no more than 4 team members/team.

REGISTRATION

 

Registration deadline: Sep. 15, 2013

Registrations for the IBDC are only offered online. You can register as a user at the iF website and enter your product in the competition for the IBDC 2014.

 

When you are in the login area, and have registered an account, please fill in one registration form for each entry you want to submit. After you have submitted your online registration, we will immediately send you a confirmation email. This email will contain an entry identification code (xxx-xxxxxx) for each submitted entry. The entry ID helps us to clearly identify and assign each entry. Please make sure that the relevant entry ID is contained in all communications with us.

 

Additional information on how to complete the registration form

Please use the index tab address data of the registration form. Create a new address as university address under additional address to enter the full name and address of your current (or former) university.

If you have studied at more than one university, please enter the one where the project you submit has mainly been designed. Please also enter the full department name and the title.

 

Additional information for team projects

Teams with up to four members can submit one or more entries together. You can only create one user account for the whole team.

All team members, including the registering team member, have to be listed with their full names in the field “Responsible designers“. Unfortunately, it is not possible to register an additional team member at a later date. Should the field responsible designers not show under an already existing address, click “change” under the address and the field will show.

All correspondence will be sent to the team member who created and owns the user account for the team.

 

 

The projects submitted must not violate the patent and protective rights of other parties. The organizers assume no liability for such infringements.

 

PremiseAll designs must be the entrants’ own original workIf legal protection for intellectual property rights has been applied for; the holder of the patent rights must be the entrant.

 

1. To protect the entrants’ intellectual property, the organizer encourages entrants to apply for legal protection for intellectual property rights before they submit their entries.

2. If the participants had applied for legal protection for intellectual property right and this had been approved before the competition (The entrants should pay the necessary expense themselves). The entrants should discuss with the organizer, and sign an agreement, allowing the organizer to commercialize or promote the product.

For any profit earned from intellectual property rights, the entrant will be entitled to 20% of the organizer’s net income from these rights.

3. The organizer has the priority to apply for legal protection for intellectual property rights for any entries that have not yet been applied for. If the entries are qualified to apply for legal protection for intellectual property rights directly without modification, the organizer will pay all the necessary expenses for legal protection and the entrants still will be the inventors and should help the organizer to provide necessary documentation during the procedure of applying for legal protection. For any profit earned from intellectual property rights, the inventor will be entitled to 15% of the organizer’s net income from these rights.

4. For entries that have not applied for any legal protection for intellectual property rights, if someone makes improvement to facilitate application for legal protection for intellectual property rights, both entrants and improvers could be the inventors of the design. The entrants should provide the necessary documentation to help the organizer apply for legal protection and the organizer will pay all the necessary expense. For any profit earned from intellectual property, the inventor is entitled to 10% of the organizer’s net income from these rights.

5. Based on the requirements of research and publicity, the entrants grant the organizer all rights to copy, photograph, video-record, publish, display in public or publicize the documents, pictures and files of entries. All entrants are obliged to provide relevant photographs and information regarding entries.


 

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