The Irish Business Design Challenge (IBDC) is open to entrants until 12th February. The initiative which is supported by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland is now in its 3rd year and has seen success from winners across a number of different creative sectors already.
The challenge is open to all micro, small and medium enterprises in Ireland that have designed sustainable products, services, or strategies that have benefitted their customers, communities and the environment at large.
Sustainable design seeks to create opportunities for positive impacts on the environment, reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimising waste, and creating healthy, productive environments.
‘If you have used sustainable design strategies to develop new products, re-imagined old or re-invented your business services to benefit the environment and society, we want you to enter the competition.’ say the organisers.
You can enter the race for your portion of the €50,000 prize fund here.
The 2021 winner in the Micro Business category was Galway woman Gráinne Mullins with her exquisitely handcrafted Grá Chocolates. Having launched the company in 2020, the self taught, award winning chef has moved quickly and steadily to having a new premises, adding double digits to her team and now sells in Brown Thomas Galway, Dublin and Limerick along with her own online store!