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Are you the UK’s Young Design Entrepreneur 2008?

Dezeen promotion: the British Council is seeking entries for its inaugural UK Young Design Entrepreneur award, which offers the winner and two runners up the chance to travel to India to learn about the Indian design scene:

Are you passionate about design, an innovator looking for entrepreneurial ways to move the UK design industry forward? Are you looking to broaden your international business opportunities and to build your network? Want to know more about the business of design in India? If this sounds like you then you could be the inaugural winner of this prestigious new award from the British Council, with support from the Cultural Leadership Programme.

We’re looking for three talented young UK design entrepreneurs to take part in a two-week tour of the Indian design industry. The winner of the UK Young Design Entrepreneur 2008 award and two runners-up will visit India in early 2009, to find out about India’s design industry, from the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedebad to the thriving design scenes of Delhi and Bangalore. The group will meet leading industry figures and their peers from the Indian design sector and learn, first hand, about the dynamics of the sector and how business is done there.

To be eligible for the award, you must be aged between 25 and 35, have at least three years of industry experience and be resident in the UK.

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is Thursday 14 August.

For more information about the award, the tour of India’s design scene and details of the application procedure please visit:

or contact Pablo Rossello at: [email protected]