IMMIB-Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association is a semi governmental non profit establishment affiliated to Ministry of Economy. Our main goal is to assist our member companies in their export activities. IMMIB has been organizing Industrial Design Contest for the last 10 years and we are proud to say that IMMIB is the leading establishment for supporting and encouraging innovative industrial design. Our aim is to develop high value-added products in Turkish metal, plastic goods and electric-electronic small household goods sector, and to increase their competitive power in the world market.

In the brief history of the contest for the last nine years, the participation of nearly 3000 projects in total has been obtained; and 278 projects have been awarded so far. First-price recipients are welcomed by IMMIB at various activities abroad such as fairs, courses and seminars. Since 2008, 15 designers were sent to two-year long design courses at major design academies abroad, and their training and living expenses have been covered by IMMIB and The Ministry of Economy.
Since 2008 the winners are also welcomed at Frankfurt Ambiente Fair, which is the biggest kitchen and household appliances fair of the world, so the winners were provided with the opportunity to introduce their products to the field of industry at IMMIB Trend Area.

The contests are held in two categories: professional and student. In both categories, the participants are expected to develop novel and innovative product designs for the following three sector groups. Each winning project in different sectors will be rewarded separately.

Contest on,
• METAL PRODUCTS : “Industrial Kitchen Equipments”
• PLASTIC PRODUCTS : “Rattan Motif Product Sets”
• CONCEPT 2014 : “ Mind Developing Toys Design”

Collectively there are 4 separate categories open to participation.
For each separate category contest is open under two subcategories for professional ad student participants. Awarding is to be individually presented for each subcategory.